pardoner

[ pahr-dn-er ]
/ ˈpɑr dn ər /

noun

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

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Origin of pardoner

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at pardon, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for pardoner

pardoner
/ (ˈpɑːdə) /

noun

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