clemency (Meaning)

Wordnet

clemency (n)

good weather with comfortable temperatures

leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

Webster

clemency (n.)

Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.

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

Synonyms & Antonyms of clemency

clemency Sentence Examples

  1. The prisoner begged for clemency, hoping for a reduced sentence.
  2. Despite the severity of the crime, the judge showed clemency due to the defendant's remorse.
  3. The governor granted clemency to several inmates on death row, sparking controversy.
  4. Mercy and clemency are virtues that should be cherished in any judicial system.
  5. The petition for clemency garnered widespread support from the public.
  6. In cases of extreme hardship, authorities may exercise clemency to alleviate suffering.
  7. The president's decision to grant clemency to political prisoners was met with both praise and criticism.
  8. The condemned man's last hope rested on the possibility of clemency from the governor.
  9. The monarch's act of clemency towards the rebels helped to quell the unrest in the kingdom.
  10. It takes courage and compassion to extend clemency to those who have wronged society.

FAQs About the word clemency

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mercy, leniency, mercifulness, forbearance, sympathy, tenderness, kindness, lenity,empathy, lenience

mercilessness, barbarity, vengeance, savagery, violence, retaliation, discipline, virulence, requital, vindictiveness

The prisoner begged for clemency, hoping for a reduced sentence.

Despite the severity of the crime, the judge showed clemency due to the defendant's remorse.

The governor granted clemency to several inmates on death row, sparking controversy.

Mercy and clemency are virtues that should be cherished in any judicial system.