pardoners

All Noun
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  • And these serve not only to pass away time but bring profit, especially to mass priests and pardoners. Cited from The Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus
  • The story focuses on one of the best pardoners.
  • Some hackers have become known as pardoners because they can arrange for people to escape the aliens' sentences in exchange for profit.
  • A kind of pardoners and indulgence-sellers made a living out of that anxiety in Greece. Cited from The Making of Religion, by Andrew Lang
  • This was taken to extremes by the pardoners who sold absolutions for all kinds of sins to the poor.
  • Afterwards the Pardoner enters the scene and tries to sell pardoners.
  • Against anyone that offends either him or other pardoners, he will "stynge hym with my tonge smerte".
  • The scandalous conduct of the "pardoners" was an immediate occasion of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Pardoners, palmers, indulgence-mongers, jolly Franciscan confessors, and such-like folk were out of date. Cited from Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2, by John Addington Symonds
  • Poor Man hears that and buys pardoners worth 'ane groat'.
  • Where pardoners were hated but needed to redeem one's soul, the friars who failed to follow the Church's moral commandments by failing their vows of chastity and poverty were despised.
  • In 1530 Henry VIII ordered the licensing of minstrels and players, fortune-tellers, pardoners and fencers, as well as beggars who could not work.
  • A pardoner in Chaucer's day was a person from whom one bought Church "indulgences" for forgiveness of sins, but pardoners were often thought guilty of abusing their office for their own gain.
  • Kaiser Bill received the news of his pardon without emotion, hardly looking at his pardoners, and evincing a great show of interest in the process of paving the street in front of Carver House, which was going on at the time. Cited from The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit, by Hildegard G. Frey
  • However, the pilgrims -- aware of pardoners' notoriety for telling lewd tales and in anticipation of hearing something objectionable -- voice their desire for no ribaldry, but instead want a moral tale.
  • There is no allegory, no moral; merely satire on the fraudulent and hypocritical practices of pardoners and friars, together with some horseplay to raise a louder laugh. Cited from The Growth of English Drama, by Arnold Wynne
  • Without woman strife would cease, ambition languish, Venus pine to skin and bone (sweet soul!) and I never sell another pardon and starve for lack of custom; for while women are, so will be pardoners. Cited from Beltane The Smith, by Jeffery Farnol
  • Then there were such unworthy charlatans as the pardoners and professional pilgrims, traveling everywhere under special privileges and fleecing the credulous of their money with fraudulent relics and preposterous stories of edifying adventure. Cited from A History of English Literature, by R. H. Fletcher
  • Nowadays the pardoners complain of us, the dataries, the pope's collectors, the bawds, and others which take gain to be godliness, and serve not Jesus Christ but their own bellies. Cited from The Apology of the Church of England, by John Jewel
  • The Church was corrupt; the mendicant orders had grown enormously wealthy, and the country was eaten up by a swarm of begging friars, pardoners, and apparitors. Cited from Brief History of English and American Literature, by Henry A. Beers
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Root form of pardoners is pardoner for the noun.

Meaning of pardoners

  • noun A person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
  • noun A medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences