Clemency meaning

klĕm'ən-sē
The definition of clemency is the act of showing mercy or kindness to an offender or enemy.

Forgiving someone of a past wrongdoing is an example of clemency.

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A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy.
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A merciful, kind, or lenient act.
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Forbearance, leniency, or mercy, as toward an offender or enemy.
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Mildness, especially of weather.
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A merciful or lenient act.
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Mildness, as of weather.
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An act of mercy or leniency.
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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.
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The gentle or kind exercise of power; leniency, mercy; compassion in judging or punishing.
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(now rare) Mildness of weather.
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Origin of clemency

  • From Latin clementia.
    From Wiktionary