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pardoner

[ pahr-dn-er ]
/ ˈpɑr dn ər /
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noun

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

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Nearby words

pardalote, pardi, pardner, pardon, pardonable, pardoner, pardubice, pardy, pare, parecious, paregmenon

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pardoner

pardoner


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper