pardon (v.)
excuse, give permission to
3H6 IV.i.89[Edward to Post, of his request for pardon before speaking] we pardon thee
MA II.i.112[masked Benedick to masked Beatrice, of revealing his sources] No, you shall pardon me
TG III.ii.98[Duke to Proteus] I will pardon you [i.e. give you leave to go]
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