Examples from the Web for pardoner
Death the liberator, the deliverer, the pardoner, the peace-maker!The Manxman|Hall Caine
But they get the worst of it altogether; so that they gladly come to terms, allowing the Pardoner and Friar quietly to depart.
The Pardoner was so ready to tell some 'mirth or japes' that the more decent folks in the company try to repress him.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Enraged both at himself and the pardoner, he would gladly have strangled the fellow, had he but come upon him at that instant.Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer
Both in the present passage and in the Pardoner's Prologue the verb to erme is used with the same sb., viz.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for pardoner
Word Origin and History for pardoner
"man licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences," mid-14c., agent noun from pardon (v.).