from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy. See Synonyms at mercy.
- n. A merciful, kind, or lenient act.
- n. Mildness, especially of weather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The gentle or kind exercise of power; leniency, mercy; compassion in judging or punishing.
- n. Mildness of weather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.
- n. Mildness or softness of the elements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being clement; mildness of temper, as shown by a superior to an inferior, or by an aggrieved person to the offender; disposition to spare or forgive; mercy; leniency; forbearance.
- n. Softness or mildness, as of the elements: as, the clemency of the weather.
- n. Synonyms Mercifulness, indulgence, forgiveness, compassion, tenderness, gentleness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
- n. good weather with comfortable temperatures
From Latin clementia. (Wiktionary)