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clemency

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈklem.ən.si/ formal

clemency noun [U] (KINDNESS)

kindness when giving a punishment: The jury passed a verdict of guilty, with an appeal to the judge for clemency.

clemency noun [U] (WEATHER)

(of weather) the quality of being pleasant or not severe
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