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Definitions of clemency

  1. good weather with comfortable temperatures Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of the season. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Mercy; mildness; applied to the weather. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Mildness toward offenders; leniency; mercy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Mildness in temper and disposition; gentleness; mercy; disposition to forgive or to spare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for clemency

  1. About one seventh of the remaining three fourths had been given back to unhappy families, which, though they could not plead the letter of the treaty, had been thought fit objects of clemency – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. The three estates wrote separately to Rome; the clergy to the pope himself, the nobility and the deputies of the communes to the cardinals, all, however, protesting against the pope's pretensions in matters temporal, the two laic orders writing in a rough and threatening tone, the clergy making an appeal " to the wisdom and paternal clemency of the Holy Father, with tearful accents, and sobs mingled with their tears." – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
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