Meaning of clemency

clem•en•cy

Pronunciation: (klem'un-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. the quality of being clement; disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
  2. an act or deed showing mercy or leniency.
  3. (of the weather) mildness or temperateness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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