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clement

[klem-uh nt] /ˈklɛm ənt/
adjective
1.
mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate:
A clement judge reduced his sentence.
2.
(of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (< Old French) < Latin clēment-, stem of clēmēns gentle, merciful
Related forms
clemently, adverb
overclement, adjective

Clement

[klem-uh nt] /ˈklɛm ənt/
noun
1.
a male given name.

Clement I

noun
1.
Saint (Clement of Rome) a.d. c30–c100, first of the Apostolic Fathers: pope 88?–97?

Clement II

noun
1.
(Suidger) died 1047, pope 1046–47.

Clement III

noun
1.
(Paolo Scolari) died 1191, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1187–91.

Clement IV

noun
1.
(Guy Foulques) died 1268, French ecclesiastic: pope 1265–68.

Clement V

noun
1.
(Bertrand de Got) 1264–1314, French ecclesiastic: pope 1305–14.

Clement VI

noun
1.
(Pierre Roger) 1291–1352, French ecclesiastic: pope 1342–52.

Clement VII

noun
1.
(Giulio de' Medici) 1478–1534, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1523–34 (nephew of Lorenzo de' Medici).

Clement VIII

noun
1.
(Ippolito Aldobrandini) 1536–1605, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1592–1605.

Clement IX

noun
1.
(Giulio Rospigliosi) 1600–69, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1667–69.

Clement X

noun
1.
(Emilio Altieri) 1590–1676, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1670–76.

Clement XI

noun
1.
(Giovanni Francesco Albani) 1649–1721, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1700–21.

Clement XII

noun
1.
(Lorenzo Corsini) 1652–1740, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1730–40.

Clement XIII

noun
1.
(Carlo della Torre Rezzonico) 1693–1769, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1758–69.

Clement XIV

noun
1.
(Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli; Lorenzo Ganganelli) 1705–74, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1769–74.
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Examples from the web for clement
  • His grandson clement, later went on to become the mayor of batley.
  • Saint clement arrived to find the prisoners suffering from a great lack of water.
  • clement continued the struggle of his predecessors with the emperor louis iv.
  • Personally, clement was one of the few popes to avoid nepotism.
British Dictionary definitions for clement

clement

/ˈklɛmənt/
adjective
1.
merciful
2.
(of the weather) mild
Derived Forms
clemently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin clēmēns mild; probably related to Greek klinein to lean

Clement I

/ˈklɛmənt/
noun
1.
Saint, called Clement of Rome. pope (?88–?97 ad). Feast day: Nov 23

Clement V

noun
1.
original name Bertrand de Got. ?1264–1314, pope (1305–14): removed the papal seat from Rome to Avignon in France (1309)

Clement VII

noun
1.
original name Giulio de' Medici. 1478–1534, pope (1523–34): refused to authorize the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII of England to Catherine of Aragon (1533)
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Word Origin and History for clement
adj.

mid-15c., "mild," of persons (attested from early 13c. as a surname), from Old French clement, from Latin clementem (nominative clemens) "mild, placid, gentle" (see clemency). Of weather, 1620s. Taken as a name by several early popes and popular in England as a masculine given name from mid-12c., also in fem. form Clemence.

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clement in the Bible

mild, a Christian of Philippi, Paul's "fellow-labourer," whose name he mentions as "in the book of life" (Phil. 4:3). It was an opinion of ancient writers that he was the Clement of Rome whose name is well known in church history, and that he was the author of an Epistle to the Corinthians, the only known manuscript of which is appended to the Alexandrian Codex, now in the British Museum. It is of some historical interest, and has given rise to much discussion among critics. It makes distinct reference to Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for clement

Clement III

antipope from 1080 to 1100.

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Clement IV

pope from 1265 to 1268.

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Clement VIII

antipope from 1423 to 1429.

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Clement XI

pope from 1700 to 1721.

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Clement XIV

pope from 1769 to 1774.

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