clemency


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clem·en·cy

 (klĕm′ən-sē)
n. pl. clem·en·cies
1. A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy. See Synonyms at mercy.
2. A merciful, kind, or lenient act.
3. Mildness, especially of weather.

clemency

(ˈklɛmənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. mercy or leniency
2. mildness, esp of the weather
[C15: from Latin clēmentia, from clēmēns gentle]

clem•en•cy

(ˈklɛm ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
2. an act or deed of mercy or leniency.
3. (of the weather) mildness.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin clēmentia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clemency - good weather with comfortable temperaturesclemency - good weather with comfortable temperatures
good weather - weather suitable for outdoor activities
balminess, softness - the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing; "the day's heat faded into balminess"; "the climate had the softness of the south of France"
2.clemency - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justiceclemency - leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
lenience, leniency - lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
re-sentencing, commutation - (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
free pardon, pardon, amnesty - the formal act of liberating someone
quarter - clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"
reprieve, respite - the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

clemency

noun mercy, pity, humanity, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, indulgence, leniency, forbearance, quarter The prisoners' pleas for clemency were turned down.

clemency

noun
Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others:
Translations
اعْتِدال، رأْفَه
laskavostmírnost
barmhjertighedmildhed
irgalmasság
miskunn

clemency

[ˈklemənsɪ] Nclemencia f

clemency

[ˈklɛmənsi] nclémence f

clemency

nMilde f(towards sb jdm gegenüber); the prisoner was shown clemencydem Gefangenen wurde eine milde Behandlung zuteil

clemency

[ˈklɛmənsɪ] n (frm) → clemenza

clement

(ˈklemənt) adjective
1. (of weather etc) mild.
2. merciful.
ˈclemency noun
References in classic literature ?
I loved the dim superstition, the propitiatory intent, that had put the grave there; and still more I loved the spirit that could not carry out the sentence-- the error from the surveyed lines, the clemency of the soft earth roads along which the home-coming wagons rattled after sunset.
Smith, who, by stating his marriage with a woman of character, as the source of her clemency, gave him reason for believing that had he behaved with honour towards Marianne, he might at once have been happy and rich.
But, morning once more brightened my view, and I extended my clemency to Biddy, and we dropped the subject.
I treated the rest in the same manner, taking them one by one out of my pocket; and I observed both the soldiers and people were highly delighted at this mark of my clemency, which was represented very much to my advantage at court.
He was ready to make any display of clemency, forgiveness or cowardice.
An old book that," said the curate, "but I find no reason for clemency in it; send it after the others without appeal;" which was done.
Had the nobles, by a conduct of clemency and justice, preserved the fidelity and devotion of their retainers and followers, the contests between them and the prince must almost always have ended in their favor, and in the abridgment or subversion of the royal authority.
Clemency is a royal virtue; employ it, and you will find that you derive advantage therein.
Do not you recollect, I came about six weeks ago to plead for clemency, as I come to-day to plead for justice.
Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency.
Neither angry, nor playful, nor smiling, it enveloped our distant ship growing bigger as she neared us, our boats with the rescued men and the dismantled hull of the brig we were leaving behind, in the large and placid embrace of its quietness, half lost in the fair haze, as if in a dream of infinite and tender clemency.
On approaching the savages, however, the latter showed evident symptoms of alarm, spreading out their arms horizontally, according to their mode of supplicating clemency.