- lenient or merciful; charitable
- (of weather etc) mild
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Clem"ent (?), a. [L.
clemens; -entis; cf. F. cl&?;ment.]
Mild in temper and disposition; merciful;
-- Clem"ent*ly, adv.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Clement, the name of 14 Popes: C. I., Pope from 91 to 100; one
of the Apostolic Fathers; wrote an Epistle to the Church of Corinth, with
references to the Canonical books. C. II., Pope from 1046 to 1047.
C. III., Pope from 1187 to 1191. C. IV., Pope from 1265 to
1268. C. V., Bertrand de Goth, Pope from 1305 to 1314; transferred
the seat of the Papacy to Avignon, and abolished the Order of the Knights
Templars. C. VI. Pope from 1342 to 1352; resided at Avignon. C.
VII., Giulio de Medici, Pope from 1523 to 1534; celebrated for his
quarrels with Charles V. and Henry VIII., was made prisoner in Rome by
the Constable of Bourbon; refused to sanction the divorce of Henry VIII.,
and brought about the schism of England from the Holy See. C. VIII.,
Pope from 1592 to 1605; a patron of Tasso's; readmitted Henry IV. to the
Church and the Jesuits to France. C. IX., Pope from 1667 to 1669.
C. X., Pope from 1670 to 1676. C. XI., Pope from 1700 to 1721;
as Francesco Albani opposed the Jansenists; issued the bull Unigenitus
against them; supported the Pretender and the claims of the Stuarts. C.
XII., Pope from 1738 to 1740. C. XIII., Pope from 1758 to 1769.
C. XIV., Pope from 1769 to 1774, Ganganelli, an able,
liberal-minded, kind-hearted, and upright man; abolished the Order of the
Jesuits out of regard to the peace of the Church; his death occurred not
without suspicions of foul-play.
Clement, French critic, born at Dijon, surnamed by Voltaire from his
severity the "Inclement" (1742-1812).
Clement, a French manufacturer and savant, born near Dijon; author
of a memoir on the specific heat of the gases (1779-1841).
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