Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness; mercy.
Mildness or softness of the elements; as, the clemency of the season.
Act of grace or mercy by the president or governor to ease the consequences of a criminal act, accusation, or conviction. (Sometimes known as commutation or pardon.)
Act of grace or mercy by the president or governor to ease the consequences of a criminal act, accusation, or conviction. It may take the form of commutation or pardon.
This process allows a prisoner or a prisoner's representative to file a petition with the governor, asking for mercy and documenting how the sentence represents a grave injustice from which she should be released. ( Fight for Clemency for Women and Prison For Defending Themselves Against an Abuser, Michelle VanNatta and Margaret Byrne).
An act of mercy by the president or governor to moderate the severity of punishment. In 2002, Illinois held clemency hearings for Illinoisâ€(tm) death row inmates. These hearings were designed to help Governor Ryan determine whether to commute the death sentences of the inmates.
Acts 24:4] mildness of temper
leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
an official grant from the highest legal officer that forgives an individual from liability or punishment for specified criminal acts. Clemency differs from amnesty in that it applies to specific crimes and people rather than classes of people
(also called executive clemency) Act of grace or mercy by president or governor to ease consequences of criminal act, accusation or conviction. May take form of commutation or pardon.
An act of mercy which may be granted by Cabinet or the Governor General. It is only considered in very exceptional circumstances for deserving individuals who suffer excessive hardship as a result of a court imposed penalty, and where no other remedy exists under the law.