Condonation Con`do*na"tion, n. [L. condonatio a giving away.] 1. The act of condoning or pardoning. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated. --Bouvier. Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • condonation — con·do·na·tion /ˌkän də nā shən/ n [Medieval Latin condonatio remission, pardon, from Latin condonare to give away, absolve]: voluntary overlooking or pardon of an offense; specif: express or implied and usu. conditional forgiveness of a spouse s …   Law dictionary

  • condonation — 1620s, from L. condonationem (mon. condonatio) a giving away, noun of action from condonare (see CONDONE (Cf. condone)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • condonation — [kän΄də nā′shən] n. [L condonatio < pp. of CONDONE] the act of condoning, esp. of implying forgiveness by overlooking an offense …   English World dictionary

  • Condonation — Condonance may be made when an accuser has previously forgiven or condoned (in some way or at some level supported) the act about which they are complaining. In some legal jurisdictions, and for certain behaviors, it may prevent the accuser from… …   Wikipedia

  • condonation — /kondaneyshan/ The conditional remission or forgiveness, by means of continuance or resumption of marital cohabitation, by one of the married parties, of a known matrimonial offense committed by the other, that would constitute a cause of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • condonation — /kon doh nay sheuhn/, n. the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense. Also, condonance /keuhn doh neuhns/. [1615 25; < NL condonation (s. of condonatio), L: a giving away, equiv. to condonat(us) (ptp. of condonare;… …   Universalium

  • condonation — condone ► VERB ▪ accept or forgive (an offence or wrongdoing). DERIVATIVES condonation noun. ORIGIN Latin condonare refrain from punishing …   English terms dictionary

  • condonation — noun Date: 1625 implied pardon of an offense by treating the offender as if it had not been committed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • condonation — noun a) The condoning of an offence b) The forgiveness of matrimonial infidelity …   Wiktionary

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