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clemency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clemency  \Clem"en*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Clemencies}.  [L.  clementia  fr 
  clemens  mild,  calm.] 
  1.  Disposition  to  forgive  and  spare,  as  offenders;  mildness 
  of  temper;  gentleness;  tenderness;  mercy. 
 
  Great  clemency  and  tender  zeal  toward  their 
  subjects.  --Stowe. 
 
  They  had  applied  for  the  royal  clemency.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Mildness  or  softness  of  the  elements;  as  the  clemency  of 
  the  season. 
 
  Syn:  Mildness;  tenderness;  indulgence;  lenity;  mercy; 
  gentleness;  compassion;  kindness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clemency 
  n  1:  good  weather  with  comfortable  temperatures  [syn:  {mildness}] 
  2:  leniency  and  compassion  shown  toward  offenders  by  a  person 
  or  agency  charged  with  administering  justice;  "he  threw 
  himself  on  the  mercy  of  the  court"  [syn:  {mercifulness},  {mercy}] 




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