- /æbsəlut ˈpadn/ (say absuhlooht 'pahdn)
1. an unconditional pardon.
2. Australian History a pardon granted to a convict, giving full restitution of legal rights, including the right to leave the penal colony.
Compare conditional pardon.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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