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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clemency \Clem"en*cy\, noun; 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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

clemency

noun

1: good weather with comfortable temperatures [syn: {mildness}, {clemency}]

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: {clemency}, {mercifulness}, {mercy}]


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