[syn: clemency, mercifulness, mercy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Clemency \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
They had applied for the royal clemency. --Macaulay.
2. Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of
Syn: Mildness; tenderness; indulgence; lenity; mercy;
gentleness; compassion; kindness.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: good weather with comfortable temperatures [syn:
2: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or
agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself
on the mercy of the court" [syn: clemency, mercifulness,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "clemency":
acceptance, benevolence, caritas, charity, clementness,
commiseration, compassion, condolence, easiness, easygoingness,
endurance, equitableness, fairness, favor, feeling, forbearance,
forbearing, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, humaneness, humanity,
indulgence, just, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency,
lenientness, lenity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation,
moderateness, pardon, pathos, patience, pity, quarter, relief,
reprieve, ruth, self-pity, softness, sufferance, sympathy,
tenderness, tolerance, toleration
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CLEMENCY. The disposition to treat with leniency. See Mercy; Pardon.