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clemency, mercifulness, mercy(noun)
leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
"he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.
The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.
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How to use clemency in a sentence?
The president clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes, however, this authority should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president.
I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense, we are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -- and so many like her -- will get a second chance at life.
We remain hopeful for clemency but we are extremely pre-occupied by this decision and this death threat which, if carried out, would obviously have consequences for the relationship between this country and France.
I am begging and knocking on your kind heart that Your Excellency will grant executive clemency to her.
We have asked for clemency, we will wait to see what happens, matt was held in an undisclosed location in solitary confinement for over five months, with no charge, no lawyer and very limited consular access.
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- leppeys, lempeys, lauhkeus, armoFinnish
- մեղմություն, գթություն, գթասրտությունArmenian
- clementie, genade, mildheidDutch
- clemență, blândețe, bunătate, îndurareRomanian
- мягкость, милосердие, помилование, снисходительность, пощадаRussian
- благост, попустљивостSerbo-Croatian
- rahm, mehr, shafqat, rahmdillik, marhamatUzbek
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