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English noun: clemency

1. clemency (state) good weather with comfortable temperatures


Broader (hypernym)good weather

Narrower (hyponym)balminess, softness

2. clemency (act) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

SamplesHe threw himself on the mercy of the court.

Synonymsmercifulness, mercy

Broader (hypernym)lenience, leniency

Narrower (hyponym)amnesty, commutation, free pardon, pardon, quarter, re-sentencing, reprieve, respite

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