Mercy; lenience: an appeal for clemency
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- When the Prison Commission discussed the virtues of parole it invoked ideas of mercy and clemency.
- In effect, he argues that indiscriminate clemency for murderers perverts both justice and mercy.
- Nine years later, after having had countless appeals and pleas for clemency rejected, Bleach, 52, is returning home.
Late Middle English: from Latin clementia, from clemens, clement- 'clement'.
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