Definitions of "clemency"
  1. The quality of being willing or able to lessen the seriousness of a punishment, such as a prison sentence
  2. A specific action or occurrence of showing mercy, compassion, or forgiveness
How to use "clemency" in a sentence
  1. Given his remorse and cooperation with authorities, the judge chose to show clemency and reduced his sentence by half.
  2. Clemency often comes into play when considering the conditions and circumstances of someone's behavior.
  3. The governor is known for his clemency, frequently reducing, or even eliminating, the sentences of offenders with good behavior.

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