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 (kŏn′də-nā′shən, -dō-)
The act of condoning, especially the implied forgiveness of an offense by ignoring it.


(ˌkɒn doʊˈneɪ ʃən)

the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense.
[1615–25; < New Latin, Latin]
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Noun1.condonation - a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred
pardon, forgiveness - the act of excusing a mistake or offense


The act or an instance of forgiving:
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