Clemency Definition

klĕmən-sē
clemencies
noun
clemencies
Forbearance, leniency, or mercy, as toward an offender or enemy.
Webster's New World
A merciful or lenient act.
Webster's New World
Mildness, as of weather.
Webster's New World
An act of mercy or leniency.
Webster's New World Law
The grant by the president or by the governor of a state of an amnesty, pardon, or reprieve or of a commutation of a criminal sentence.
Webster's New World Law
Antonyms:
  • no mercy
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Other Word Forms of Clemency

Noun

Singular:
clemency
Plural:
clemencies

Origin of Clemency

  • From Latin clementia.

    From Wiktionary

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