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pardoner

[ pahr-dn-er ]

noun

  1. a person who pardons.
  2. (during the Middle Ages) an ecclesiastical official authorized to sell indulgences.


pardoner

/ ˈpɑːdənə /

noun

  1. (before the Reformation) a person licensed to sell ecclesiastical indulgences


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pardoner1

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; pardon, -er 1

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Example Sentences

Both in the present passage and in the Pardoner's Prologue the verb to erme is used with the same sb., viz.

Enraged both at himself and the pardoner, he would gladly have strangled the fellow, had he but come upon him at that instant.

The Pardoner has fallen unconsciously into his professional manner.

It is not in the least such a tale as the pilgrims expect from the Pardoner.

The Pardoner is of higher intelligence, and while we condemn him we recognise his ability.

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