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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
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