We The Italians | Italian language: Indulto (Pardon)

Italian language: Indulto (Pardon)

Italian language: Indulto (Pardon)

  • WTI Magazine #3 Nov 01, 2013
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WTI Magazine #3    2013 Nov, 1

Author : Alessandro Masi      Translation by:

The word comes from the Latin indultum, past participle of the verb indulge. The meaning is clear (to be lenient, forgiving), and even today the term refers to the well-known measure by which you assign a discount of punishment to the prisoners.

A gesture of clemency, around which, however, is everytime unleashed the ballet between those who are in favor and those who are not. Each, moreover, choses which eye to close.

(by Alessandro Masi, from "Sette", supplement of Corriere della Sera).