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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An act of mercy. Forgiveness and less severe punishment for a crime.

Usage examples (36)
  • But clemency is a political act, not a judicial one.
  • Granting clemency is not undermining the rule of law.
  • He has allegedly asked for clemency from the state, according to the same news report.
  • How do you feel, Lora, about this refusal by the governor to issue any kind of clemency? for more
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