The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.
[Medieval Latin condonatio remission, pardon, from Latin condonare to give away, absolve]
: voluntary overlooking or pardon of an offense
: express or implied and usually conditional forgiveness of a spouse's marital wrong (as adultery or cruelty)
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.