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clement

[ klem-uhnt ]
/ ˈklɛm ənt /
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adjective
mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate: A clement judge reduced his sentence.
(of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant.
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Origin of clement

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English either from Old French or directly from Latin clēment-, stem of clēmēns “gentle, merciful”

OTHER WORDS FROM clement

clem·ent·ly, adverbo·ver·clem·ent, adjective

Other definitions for clement (2 of 2)

Clement
[ klem-uhnt ]
/ ˈklɛm ənt /

noun
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for clement

clement
/ (ˈklɛmənt) /

adjective
merciful
(of the weather) mild

Derived forms of clement

clemently, adverb

Word Origin for clement

C15: from Latin clēmēns mild; probably related to Greek klinein to lean
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