A Word A Day : Clemency

Monday, 8th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : kle-mmens-see

1. The tendency to show mercy or leniency

2. An act that bestows or shows mercy toward another person

3. Mildness or temperateness, especially in the weather

4. Disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments


Mercy, Leniency, Forgiveness, Pity, Compassion, Kindness, Moderation



Contextual Examples:

• Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency.

• The News Paper appealed for clemency for the imprisoned activists.

Related Words:

1. Clemencies : Plural

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