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 for clemency
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clemency \Clem"en*cy\, n.; pl. Clemencies. [L. clementia, fr.
     clemens mild, calm.]
     1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness
        of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.
        [1913 Webster]
              Great clemency and tender zeal toward their
              subjects.                             --Stowe.
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              They had applied for the royal clemency. --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of
        the season.
     Syn: Mildness; tenderness; indulgence; lenity; mercy;
          gentleness; compassion; kindness.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: good weather with comfortable temperatures [syn:
           mildness, clemency]
      2: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or
         agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself
         on the mercy of the court" [syn: clemency, mercifulness,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "clemency":
     acceptance, benevolence, caritas, charity, clementness,
     commiseration, compassion, condolence, easiness, easygoingness,
     endurance, equitableness, fairness, favor, feeling, forbearance,
     forbearing, forgiveness, gentleness, grace, humaneness, humanity,
     indulgence, just, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency,
     lenientness, lenity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation,
     moderateness, pardon, pathos, patience, pity, quarter, relief,
     reprieve, ruth, self-pity, softness, sufferance, sympathy,
     tenderness, tolerance, toleration

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CLEMENCY. The disposition to treat with leniency. See Mercy; Pardon. 

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