This is a follow up to "The meaning of “האב שמחל על כבדו כבדו מחול”?. We learned that (acc. to Rashb"a) the father's מחילה על כבודו totally invalidates the Mitzvah of Kibud Av so the son is not obligated in it (if I understood him right).

For the father's honor to be forgiven, what exactly should he do:

  • should he declare his intentions publicly in the shul or privately before his sons?

  • is there a formula of wording so it can be clearly understood he Mochel?

  • How is the מחילה limited in time if he does not explicitly states that - a day, a month, till the next statement?

The same questions apply to forgiving Rabbi's honor.

  • A partial answer: the Bavli, Kidushin 32ish, implies that serving one's students at a meal either constitutes or implies מחילה, I'm not sure which. – msh210 Nov 26 at 20:00
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    It should be obvious. However, to be clear, the son/talmid should ask politely if he is mochel in such and such situation. It is in the best interests of the father to be mochel as much as possible for good chinuch. – user18323 Nov 27 at 15:46
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    @DannyF You wrote 3 sentences: 1 is meaningless, 2 might be an answer if you can source or prove it 3 is an addition and also not relevant. – Al Berko Nov 27 at 17:34

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