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clemencynoun [U]

 us   /ˈklem·ən·si/
an ​act of ​mercy by a ​person in ​authority toward someone who has ​committed a ​crime, esp. by ​reducing a ​punishment: The ​governorrefused to ​grant him clemency, and he was ​executed at 9 a.m. ​yesterday.
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clemencynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈklem.ən.si/ formal

clemency noun [U] (KINDNESS)

kindness when giving a ​punishment: The ​jurypassed 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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