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. Stowe.

They had applied for the royal clemency. Macaulay.

2.

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

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

 

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