clemency clemency  /ˈklɛ mən si/


  1. (n) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
  2. (n) good weather with comfortable temperatures



  1. On the occasion of Independence Day the President granted clemency to all on the death row.
  2. While the human rights groups welcomed the clemency, the families of the victims said they were disappointed that a murderer was being let off.
  3. Mr Smith's lawyer said that he is hopeful that his client's prayer for clemency will be sympathetically looked into by the President.


  1. Board recommends clemency for death row inmate

    The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended granting clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed this month.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: McAlester News-Capital

  2. Diar drops clemency request

    ELYRIA — Convicted killer Nicole Diar has dropped her clemency request to commute her sentence of life in prison without parole, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Morning Journal

  3. Clemency recommended for Oklahoma death row inmate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has voted 4-1 to grant clemency to a death row inmate who's to be executed this month for the rape and murder of his girlfriend's mother. The board voted Thursday to recommend that the death sentence of 39-year-old Brian Darrell Davis be commuted to life in prison without parole. The recommendation now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman


  1. "Based on information that has subsequently come to light, the president has directed the [Justice Department's] pardon attorney not to execute and deliver a grant of clemency to Mr. Toussie," White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said in a...
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: CNN

  2. "Having carefully reviewed the Petition for Clemency and judicial opinions regarding this case, I find no reason to set aside the sentence that was recommended by the jury and then imposed and affirmed by the courts," Kaine said in a statement.
    on Jul 27, 2006 By: Tim Kaine Source: (subscription)

  3. "We think the imprisonment, trial and sentencing of Laura (Ling) and Euna (Lee) should be viewed as a humanitarian matter. We hope that the North Koreans will grant clemency and deport them," said Clinton.
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Xinhua

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