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Definition of Clemency


  1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.
  2. Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of the season.

Clemency Quotations

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

I hope that a move toward clemency with Judge Afiuni would be a step towards the importance of maintaining a properly functioning justice system.
Noam Chomsky

God's forgiveness allows us to be honest with ourselves. We recognize our imperfections, admit our failures, and plead to God for clemency.
Jonathan Sacks

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
Maximilien Robespierre

Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
Pierre Corneille
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Clemency Translations

clemency in German is Nachsicht, Milde
clemency in Italian is indulgenza
clemency in Spanish is clemencia, sufrimiento

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