Latin Legal Terms

Clementia

Clementia – this Latin term means indulgence, forbearance, humanity, mercy, gentleness, etc. In practice, within the area of Criminal Law, sometimes an Authority like the President has the legal right to give mercy or pardon towards particular sentenced criminal, and to free him/her out of jail. In addition, the Parliament in some legal systems has the legal right to issue pardon for whole type of crimes performed, which pardon affects a huge number of offenders. While the President gives mercy to concrete person only. A synonym is “obsequium”, sharing similar meaning.

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