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Definition of Clemency

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

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

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

What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel. The White House gave my attorneys indications that there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted. I had to prepare myself for being released because there was no sign that my petition would be denied.
Leonard Peltier

Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Camille Desmoulins
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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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