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. [1913 Webster]

Great clemency and tender zeal toward their subjects. --Stowe. [1913 Webster]

They had applied for the royal clemency. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of the season.

Syn: Mildness; tenderness; indulgence; lenity; mercy; gentleness; compassion; kindness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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