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Definition of forgiven (Meaning of forgiven)
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Forgive For*give", v. t. [imp. {Forgave}; p. p. {Forgiven}; p.
	     pr. & vb. n. {Forgiving}] [OE. forgiven, foryiven, foryeven,
	     AS. forgiefan, forgifan; perh. for- + giefan, gifan to give;
	     cf. D. vergeven, G. vergeben, Icel. fyrirgefa, Sw. f?rgifva,
	     Goth. fragiban to give, grant. See {For-}, and {Give}, v. t.]
	     1. To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to
	        resign.
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	              To them that list the world's gay shows I leave,
	              And to great ones such folly do forgive. --Spenser.
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	     2. To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of
	        (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon;
	        -- said in reference to the act forgiven.
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	              And their sins should be forgiven them. --Mark iv.
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	              He forgive injures so readily that he might be said
	              to invite them.                       --Macaulay.
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	     3. To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong
	        committed; to give up claim to requital from or
	        retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; --
	        said of the person offending.
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	              Father, forgive them; for they know not what they
	              do.                                   --Luke xxiii.
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	              I as free forgive you, as I would be fforgiven.
	                                                    --Shak.
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	     Note: Sometimes both the person and the offense follow as
	           objects of the verb, sometimes one and sometimes the
	           other being the indirect object. ``Forgive us our debts
	           as we forgive our debtors.'' --Matt. vi. 12. ``Be of
	           good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.'' --Matt. ix. 2.
	
	     Syn: See {excuse}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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