Etymology
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pardoner (n.)

"man licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences," late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), agent noun from pardon (v.).

updated on January 15, 2020

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Definitions of pardoner from WordNet

pardoner (n.)
a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense;
Synonyms: forgiver / excuser
pardoner (n.)
a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences;
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