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pardoner

[pahr-dn-er] /ˈpɑr dn ər/
noun
1.
a person who pardons.
2.
(during the Middle Ages) an ecclesiastical official authorized to sell indulgences.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see pardon, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for pardoner

pardoner

/ˈpɑːdə/
noun
1.
(before the Reformation) a person licensed to sell ecclesiastical indulgences
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Word Origin and History for pardoner
n.

"man licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences," mid-14c., agent noun from pardon (v.).

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