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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon

A pardon is a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of a crime to be .... Pardons and acts of clemency (grâces) are granted by the President of France, who, ultimately, is the sole judge of the propriety of the measure.

www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/presidential-clemency-pardons-commutations-and-reprie

A presidential pardon is a sign of forgiveness—in fact, if you protest your innocence, you're not likely to get a pardon. It is not a vindication and it does not erase ...

www.justice.gov/pardon/frequently-asked-questions-concerning-executive-clemency

A presidential pardon does not erase or expunge the records of a conviction.

www.legalflip.com/Article.aspx?id=61&pageid=322

A reprieve is merely a temporary postponement of a criminal sentence. For example, the president may decide to delay the death penalty for an individual.

www.heritage.org/constitution/articles/2/essays/89/pardon-power

The President...shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against ... The presidential power to pardon was derived from the royal English ...

www.heritage.org/report/the-presidents-broad-power-pardon-and-commute

Jul 9, 2007 ... "The President . . . shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.".

www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/01/05/mf.presidential.pardons/index.html?eref=rss_us

Jan 5, 2009 ... Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution grants the president "power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United ...

www.mercurynews.com/2012/06/15/president-barack-obama-gives-reprieve-to-young-illegal-immigrants

Jun 15, 2012 ... President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's recent announcement about deportation of illegal ...

www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/1220/Obama-pardons-78-people-A-history-of-presidential-clemency

Dec 20, 2016 ... In total, 1,324 individuals have been the beneficiaries of Obama's presidential clemency, but a pardon and a commuted sentence are very ...

constitutioncenter.org/blog/explaining-president-obamas-outgoing-pardon-powers

Nov 16, 2016 ... A big question looming over Barack Obama's remaining term is how will he use his pardon power? Often, in their final months in office, ...