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clemency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclemencyclem‧en‧cy /ˈklemənsi/ noun [uncountable] formal 🔊 🔊 forgiveness and less severe punishment for a crimegrant/give somebody clemency 🔊 She was granted clemency after killing her violent husband.
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clemencyMr Harris had applied for a clemency hearing before the governor, Mr George Deukmejian.Presidents Truman and Kennedy, for instance, each granted more than 40 percent of all clemency requests.The dead policeman's daughter has begged for clemency.In denying him clemency last Friday, Gov.His clemency had earned him the regard of the West and would, surely, last until Twelfth Night.She would have remained in prison until at least 2000 without the clemency.grant/give somebody clemencyMs. Aris was granted clemency after serving 10 years for killing her abusive husband.
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