pardoner

pardoner

[pahr-dn-er]
noun
1.
a person who pardons.
2.
(during the Middle Ages) an ecclesiastical official authorized to sell indulgences.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see pardon, -er1

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pardoner (ˈpɑːdənə)
 
n
(before the Reformation) a person licensed to sell ecclesiastical indulgences

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