Word of the Day : January 13, 2019
clement \KLEM-unt\ adjective
1 : inclined to be merciful : lenient
2 : not severe : mild
Did You Know?
Defendants in court cases probably don't spend much time worrying about inclement weather. They're too busy hoping to meet a clement judge so they will be granted clemency. They should hope they don't meet an inclement judge! Clement, inclement, and clemency all derive from the Latin clemens, which means "mild" or "calm." All three terms can refer to an individual's degree of mercy or to the relative pleasantness of the weather.
Aired January 13, 2019
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