Definition of 'clemency'
Example sentences containing 'clemency'
When his nerve failed, he sought clemency on the ground that he could help to steer youths away from violence.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
All this suggests a very strong case for clemency: on questions of both evidence and process there is too much room for uncertainty.Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'clemency'
View usage over:
Definition of clemency from the Collins English Dictionary
Protect yourself from online fraud
What to look out for to stay one step ahead of scammers
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.