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A person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense.  Synonyms: excuser, forgiver.
A medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences.

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"Pardoner" Quotes from Famous Books

... soul bear up a space, For soon or late the certain grace; To set thee free and bear thee home, The heavenly pardoner death shall come. ...
— Leaves of Grass • Walt Whitman

... life. Where formerly 'Miracles and Moralities' were the delight of men, and Biblical utterances, put in the mouth of prophets and saints, served to edify the audience, there the wordy warfare and the fisticuffs exchanged between the Mendicant Friar and the Seller of Indulgences [8] or Pardoner, whose profane doings were satirised on the stage, became now the subject of popular enjoyment and laughter. Every question of the day was boldly handled, and put in strong language, easily understood by the many, before a grateful ...
— Shakspere And Montaigne • Jacob Feis

Words linked to "Pardoner" :   soul, forgiver, cleric, excuser, divine, mortal, person, absolver, somebody, individual, someone, ecclesiastic, pardon, churchman

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