Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: clemency
IPA transcription: [kl'ɛmənsi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: clemency, mercifulness, mercy
    Meaning: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
  • Synonyms: mildness, clemency
    Meaning: good weather with comfortable temperatures
Usage examples
  • There were sure to be immense efforts to save them; and it was to be wished (on public grounds) that the evidence against them should be of the strongest, so as to alarm all well-affected men at the dangers of clemency.
  • Mrs. van der Luyden's attitude said neither yes nor no, but always appeared to incline to clemency till her thin lips, wavering into the shadow of a smile, made the almost invariable reply: "I shall first have to talk this over with my husband."