clement

[ klem-uhnt ]
/ ˈklɛm ənt /

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

1425–75; late Middle English (<Old French ) <Latin clēment-, stem of clēmēns gentle, merciful

OTHER WORDS FROM clement

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

Definition 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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