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  • the moderation of the severity of a punishment
  • forgiveness or compassion
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Clem"en*cy (?), n.; pl. Clemencies (#). [L. clementia, fr. clemens mild, calm.] 1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.

Great clemency and tender zeal toward their subjects.

They had applied for the royal clemency.

2. Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of the season.

Syn. -- Mildness; tenderness; indulgence; lenity; mercy; gentleness; compassion; kindness.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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