clement

[ klem-uh nt ]
/ 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.

Origin of clement

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

Related forms

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

Definition for clement (2 of 16)

Clement

[ klem-uh nt ]
/ ˈklɛm ənt /

noun

a male given name.

Definition for clement (3 of 16)

Clement I


noun

SaintClement of Rome, a.d. c30–c100, first of the Apostolic Fathers: pope 88?–97?

Definition for clement (4 of 16)

Clement II


noun

Suidger, died 1047, pope 1046–47.

Definition for clement (5 of 16)

Clement III


noun

Paolo Scolari, died 1191, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1187–91.

Definition for clement (6 of 16)

Clement IV


noun

Guy Foulques, died 1268, French ecclesiastic: pope 1265–68.

Definition for clement (7 of 16)

Clement V


noun

Bertrand de Got, 1264–1314, French ecclesiastic: pope 1305–14.

Definition for clement (8 of 16)

Clement VI


noun

Pierre Roger, 1291–1352, French ecclesiastic: pope 1342–52.

Definition for clement (9 of 16)

Clement VII


noun

Giulio de' Medici, 1478–1534, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1523–34 (nephew of Lorenzo de' Medici).

Definition for clement (10 of 16)

Clement VIII


noun

Ippolito Aldobrandini, 1536–1605, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1592–1605.

Definition for clement (11 of 16)

Clement IX


noun

Giulio Rospigliosi, 1600–69, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1667–69.

Definition for clement (12 of 16)

Clement X


noun

Emilio Altieri, 1590–1676, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1670–76.

Definition for clement (13 of 16)

Clement XI


noun

Giovanni Francesco Albani, 1649–1721, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1700–21.

Definition for clement (14 of 16)

Clement XII


noun

Lorenzo Corsini, 1652–1740, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1730–40.

Definition for clement (15 of 16)

Clement XIII


noun

Carlo della Torre Rezzonico, 1693–1769, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1758–69.

Definition for clement (16 of 16)

Clement XIV


noun

Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio GanganelliLorenzo Ganganelli, 1705–74, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1769–74.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clement

British Dictionary definitions for clement (1 of 4)

clement

/ (ˈklɛmənt) /

adjective

merciful
(of the weather) mild

Derived Forms

clemently, adverb

Word Origin for clement

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

British Dictionary definitions for clement (2 of 4)

Clement I

/ (ˈklɛmənt) /

noun

Saint, called Clement of Rome. pope (?88–?97 ad). Feast day: Nov 23

British Dictionary definitions for clement (3 of 4)

Clement V


noun

original name Bertrand de Got. ?1264–1314, pope (1305–14): removed the papal seat from Rome to Avignon in France (1309)

British Dictionary definitions for clement (4 of 4)

Clement VII


noun

original name Giulio de' Medici. 1478–1534, pope (1523–34): refused to authorize the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII of England to Catherine of Aragon (1533)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012