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Meaning of CLEMENCY

Pronunciation:  'klemunsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
  2. [n]  good weather with comfortable temperatures
 

CLEMENCY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: mercifulness, mercy, mildness
 
 See Also: amnesty, commutation, free pardon, good weather, lenience, leniency, pardon, reprieve, re-sentencing, respite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         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.

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

 

 

 

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