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condonation

[kon-doh-ney-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense.
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Also con·don·ance [kuh n-doh-nuh ns] /kənˈdoʊ nəns/.

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 formsnon·con·do·na·tion, noun
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Related Words for condonance

acceptance, acknowledgment, license, admission, endorsement, agreement, dispensation, permit, privilege, approval, concession, warrant, recognition, okay, indulgence, concurrence, assent, promise, sanction, toleration

Word Origin and History for condonance

condonation

n.

1620s, from Latin condonationem (nominative condonatio) "a giving away," noun of action from condonare (see condone).

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