- The definition of clement is someone or something that is likely to be gentle or kind.
- The way elephants treat other living creatures is an example of clement.
- Seventy five degrees with a light breeze is an example of clement weather.
- forbearing; lenient; merciful
- mild, as weather
Origin of clementClassical Latin clemens, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lei-, to bend: see incline
Origin of ClementClassical Latin Clemens ; from clemens, mild: see clement
- (died 97); pope (88-97): martyr & Apostolic Father: his day is Nov. 23
- (born Giulio de' Medici) 1478-1534; pope (1523-34): excommunicated Henry VIII
- Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
- Mild: clement weather.
Origin of clementMiddle English, from Latin clēmēns, clēment-.
(comparative more clement, superlative most clement)
From Old French, from Latin clēmēns (of unknown origin).
- A male given name, borne by an early pope and by several saints.
From Late Latin Clēmens (genitive Clēmentis), name of early saints and popes, from clēmens (“merciful”).