Con*done" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condoned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Condoning.] [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]


To pardon; to forgive.

A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned. W. Black.

It would have been magnanimous in the men then in power to have overlooked all these things, and, condoning the politics, to have rewarded the poetry of Burns. J. C. Shairp.

<-- 1b. to consider or treat as if harmless or trivial -->

2. Law

To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of either the husband or the wife.


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