pardoner

[pahr-dn-er]

Origin of pardoner

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

noun
  1. (before the Reformation) a person licensed to sell ecclesiastical indulgences
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Word Origin and History for pardoner
n.

"man licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences," mid-14c., agent noun from pardon (v.).

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