Definition of “clemency” - English Dictionary

“clemency” in British English

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clemencynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈklem.ən.si/ us /ˈklem.ən.si/ formal

(Definition of “clemency” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“clemency” in American English

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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 governor refused to grant him clemency, and he was executed at 9 a.m. yesterday.

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