clemency

[ klem-uhn-see ]
/ ˈklɛm ən si /

noun, plural clem·en·cies.

the quality of being clement; disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
an act or deed showing mercy or leniency.
(of the weather) mildness or temperateness.

Origin of clemency

1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin clēmentia. See clement, -cy

Related forms

o·ver·clem·en·cy, noun
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clemency

/ (ˈklɛmənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

mercy or leniency
mildness, esp of the weather

Word Origin for clemency

C15: from Latin clēmentia, from clēmēns gentle
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