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[kon-doh-ney-shuh n] /ˌkɒn doʊˈneɪ ʃən/
the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense.
Also, condonance
[kuh n-doh-nuh ns] /kənˈdoʊ nəns/ (Show IPA)
Origin of condonation
1615-25; < New Latin condōnātiōn- (stem of condōnātiō), Latin: a giving away, equivalent to condōnāt(us) (past participle of condōnāre; see condone) + -iōn- -ion. See con-, donation
Related forms
noncondonation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And yet the treachery and the deceit were so flagrant that surely no condonation was possible.

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  • He was duly conscious that the act would be in some sort a condonation.

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  • Her very pardon, her condonation of his offence, was humbling to him.

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  • condonation is always a valid defense in proceedings for divorce.

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  • It begged for love, for condonation of the writer's loathsomeness.

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  • It is not because I pushed the case unduly against James; for that, I am sure of condonation.

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  • Out came a sovereign smile of humour, sweet raillery, and condonation blended, instant on her investigation of his eyes.

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  • The consequence of this condonation of malpractice appears whenever there is opportunity of investigation.

  • The silly raid of 1895 and its condonation by public opinion in England hastened the explosion.

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  • Swift praised it for its morality, and the Archbishop of Canterbury scored it for its condonation of vice.

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
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