Clemency

Definition of Clemency

Clem´en`cy
n.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.

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acceptance, benevolence, caritas, clementness, commiseration, condolence, easiness, easygoingness, endurance, equitableness, fairness, favor, feeling, forbearance, forbearing, gentleness, humaneness, humanity, indulgence, just, kindness, laxness, lenience, lenientness, lenity, mercifulness, mildness, mitigation, moderateness, pardon, pathos, patience, quarter, relief, reprieve, ruth, self-pity, softness, sufferance, sympathy, tenderness, tolerance, toleration
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