[kon-doh-ney-shuh n]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for condonation

Historical Examples of condonation

  • And yet the treachery and the deceit were so flagrant that surely no condonation was possible.

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    Moray Dalton

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

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    Anthony Hope

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

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

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    Jennie Lansley Wilson

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

    The Judge

    Rebecca West

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