- the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense.
Also con·don·ance [kuh n-doh-nuh ns] /kənˈdoʊ nəns/.
Origin of condonation
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Examples from the Web for condonation
And yet the treachery and the deceit were so flagrant that surely no condonation was possible.Olive in Italy
He was duly conscious that the act would be in some sort a condonation.Double Harness
Her very pardon, her condonation of his offence, was humbling to him.At His Gates, Vol. 3(of 3)
Condonation is always a valid defense in proceedings for divorce.Legal Status Of Women In Iowa
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It begged for love, for condonation of the writer's loathsomeness.The Judge
Word Origin and History for condonation
1620s, from Latin condonationem (nominative condonatio) "a giving away," noun of action from condonare (see condone).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper