the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense.
- Also con·don·ance [kuhn-doh-nuhns]. /kənˈdoʊ nəns/.
- non·con·do·na·tion, noun
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How to use condonation in a sentence
But scandals, and the contempt for rigid standards their condonation displayed, weren't more than the sharp edge of the trouble.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
A stern old lady told her once that such condonation of offenses was unprincipled and immoral.Sword and Gown | George A. Lawrence
Swift praised it for its morality, and the Archbishop of Canterbury scored it for its condonation of vice.
It is not because I have pushed the case unduly against James; for that, I am sure of condonation.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Every instance of failure, attended with whatever excuse or condonation, leaves upon us its mark of self-reproach.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians | G. G. Findlay