Definition of Clemency:

  1. Power of a governor or president to pardon a person convicted of a criminal offense or to commute his or her sentence, usually on the recommendations of a specially appointed committee.

  2. Mercy; lenience.

Synonyms of Clemency

Mercy, Mercifulness, Leniency, Lenience, Mildness, Indulgence, Forbearance, Quarter, 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

How to use Clemency in a sentence?

  1. President Jimmy Carter granted clemency to Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame for his conviction in a sexual offense regarding a minor.
  2. An appeal for clemency.
  3. I enjoy watching the President of the United States grant clemency to a live turkey or two just before Thanksgiving, meaning that they will live another year and not wind up as someones main course for the holiday.
  4. Even though he knew it was the right thing to do, the governor was reluctant to grant clemency to the prisoner because of possible voter disapproval.

Meaning of Clemency & Clemency Definition