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Pardon, act of grace granted by the Federal President in individual cases, whereby he can remit, mitigate, and commute punishments imposed by a court, forbear legal consequences, extinguish sentences, and quash criminal proceedings in the case of a criminal offence rendering the accused liable to public prosecution; compare: criminal procedure in financial matters, granting of pardons by the Federal Minister of Finance ( Amnesty).


H. Klecatsky, Die staatsrechtlichen Wurzeln des Gnadenrechts, JBl. 1967.