condonation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n condonation a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Condonation (Law) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated.
    • Condonation The act of condoning or pardoning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n condonation The act of condoning, or of pardoning a wrong act: as, the condonation of an offense.
    • n condonation Specifically In law, the act or course of conduct by which a husband or a wife is held to have pardoned a matrimonial offense committed by the other, as the taking back of his wife by a husband, knowing that she has committed adultery. To have this effect, the conduct must be such as to imply intentional and voluntary remission.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Condonation forgiveness: in the legal phraseology of Britain and the United States, forgiveness granted by the injured party, which may be urged by the guilty party as a defence against an action of divorce on the ground of adultery
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Quotations

  • Lord Shawcross
    Lord Shawcross
    “The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. condonatio, a giving away
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, inten., donāre, to give. See Donation.

Usage

In literature:

He would not condone such an offence as hers.
"A Little Traitor to the South" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
You not only condone the sin, but declare both by your words and deeds that you sympathise with the sin as well as with the sinners.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
Over this, as if apologizing and condoning, streamed the sombre veil, more suitable for a widow than for that round-faced child.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
Irregular sexual intimacies are usually kept secret and condoned by marriage whenever possible.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
That is the way I hope to win condonement for what I've done.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Errors of judgment thus induced are easily condoned.
"My Contemporaries In Fiction" by David Christie Murray
Better to take decisive steps and assist the officers than appear to condone crime.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
There are faults, and these of a kind this present age is ill- disposed to condone.
"Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation" by William Ernest Henley
I don't desire to condone my conduct.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
In the Fair Play territory drinking, but not drunkenness, was condoned.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
That any payments due by them to the Public Treasury were to be condoned.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The whole world knows it, and condones it, because we are so rich.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Better know it through him, when it could be explained, perhaps condoned.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
The first time, one pardons; the second time, one condones; the third time, one beats.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
She had no fault to be condoned; the fool was the sole culprit.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ultimately condones their defects.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
She had, no doubt, condoned whatever Mr Rubb had done.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
This certainly is not routine, and I can't condone your failure to make a report on it.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
He condones the running away in gratitude for the timely halt.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Political crimes which a false and sickly sentiment so readily condones are conspicuous among them.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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In poetry:

As he passeth, myriads bless him,
Glorious Monarch all confess him,
Sternly upright, to condone
No injustice, save his own.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
``It is the sunset hour when all
Begin to feel the need to pray,
Upon our common Father call
To guard the night, condone the day.
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
Yet when did ever a recluse
Escape the baffled crowd's abuse?
The social world will ne'er condone
Thy preference to live alone
Amid resources of thine own.
"Seclusion" by John Lawson Stoddard
Now Venus, I own it, is pleased to condone it;
The good-natured nymphs merely smile;
And Cupid is merry,--'t is humorous, very,--
And sharpens his arrows the while.
"To Barine" by Roswell Martin Field
"'Twas to see you before I go—he'll condone
Such a natural thing now my time's not much—
When Death is so near it hustles hence
All passioned sense
Between woman and man as such!
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
It thinks they are the voice of God
Condoning the beak, the claw, the grin of the dog
Yellow-haunched, a pack-dog,
Grinning over its bone of ivory
Like the pack, the pack, like everybody.
"The Swarm" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

"All you hear is him struggling for breath and a gurggling sound that reminds you of someone drowning," aunt Crystal Condon wrote on the "Tripp Halstead Updates" Facebook page.
With few changes, Spokane Mayor David Condon's budget passes.
Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer.
Barry Goldwater 's granddaughter says he wouldn't condone mix of religion, politics.
She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C Gravel , Sr. Born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late John A and Gertrude R (Condon) Nolan, she resided in Seekonk since 1957.
Condon also rises to ' Hemingway '.
In response to the letter, "Destroying political signs is an act of cowardice" (Nov 15): do not condone the destruction of political signs on anyone's property.
Cindy Condon and Maxine Welcher.
The very last of the Twilight movies is directed by Bill Condon and will open Nov 16.
Patrick Condon, The Associated Press.
The fifth installment of Summit's Twilight Saga film franchise is directed by Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
"Not to condone Johnson 's actions, but sometimes you can at least see where the players are coming from in their frustrations with officials," Young wrote.
Whether the Bible disavows or condones gay love takes up its own echelon of discourse in American religious life.
RBS Managers Condoned Libor Manipulation .
Mrs Margaret H Condon, 93, of Valparaiso, Ind.
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In science:

The other clear case of a recent ISM-ISM collision is the UGC 813/6 system which also has a synchrotron and Hi bridge (Condon et al. 2002).
A Molecular Gas Bridge between the Taffy Galaxies
The lineshape of the continuous RF dissociation signal can be understood in terms of the Franck-Condon overlap of the molecular wave function with the wavefunction in the dissociation channel (a pair of atoms in the states |1i and |3i).
Observation of the Pairing Gap in a Strongly Interacting Fermi Gas
In addition we have also assumed that an amplitude mask has been used to compensate the Franck-Condon factors which normally govern the A ← X transition.
Phase information revealed by interferences in the ionization of rotational wave packets
This justifies the Condon approximation dℓ (ε, R) ≃ cst used hereafter.
Phase information revealed by interferences in the ionization of rotational wave packets
The conductance is scaled to ΓM , the maximal sequential tunneling rate, i.e., Γ times the maximal Franck-Condon overlap factor (which is less than 1).
Charge transport through single molecules, quantum dots, and quantum wires
For λ > 1 this causes a suppression of the Franck-Condon overlap of ground-state vibrational wave functions for two subsequent molecular charges N .
Charge transport through single molecules, quantum dots, and quantum wires
As a result the tunnel rates calculated to lowest order in Γ are suppressed and the sequential tunneling current is blocked, even for gate voltages close to the resonance [19–21], an effect also called “Franck-Condon blockade” .
Charge transport through single molecules, quantum dots, and quantum wires
Recently, it has been proven that finding the optimal policy for an infinite-horizon POMDP is incomputable (Madani., Hanks, & Condon, 1999).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
Madani., O., Hanks, S., & Condon, A. (1999).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
This extends previous work of Kodialam and Condon et al., who presented combinatorial algorithms for parallel pipelined filter ordering, which is the special case where k = 1 (or k = n) [4, 5, 8].
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
Later, Condon et al. studied the problem, calling it “parallel pipelined filter ordering”.
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
Our algorithm can be implemented to run in time O(n2 ), matching the running time of the algorithms of Condon et al. for 1-of-n testing.
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
Output Representation For the type of representation used by Condon et al. in achieving their O(n2 ) bound, o = O(n2 ). A more explicit representation has size o = O(n3 ).
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
In giving running times, we follow Condon et al. and consider only the time taken by the algorithm to produce the output representation.
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
For ease of presentation, in our pseudocode we use the megaprocessor representation, which is also used by Condon et al. in their Equalizing Algorithm.
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
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