Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Latin clementia. (Wiktionary)

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