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Clemency

[klɛmənsi]

Part of speech: noun

1.

a merciful feeling or disposition

2.

describing an act of mercy or leniency

3.

mild, as in weather

Examples of Clemency in a sentence

"I begged the principal for clemency, but he suspended me all the same."

"The convict hoped the governor would call with an order of clemency, and the call finally came."

About Clemency

The most common usage of clemency is in referring to pardons granted by government officials for criminals, often when they're being rescued from execution. In fact, three state governers have chosen to universally grant clemency to all death-row inmates in their state before leaving office.

Did you Know?

A mild or clement afternoon might show mercy to the land and environment, displaying two kinds of clemency at once.

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