mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate: A clement judge reduced his sentence.
(of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant.

1425–75; late Middle English (< Old French) < Latin clēment-, stem of clēmēns gentle, merciful

clemently, adverb
overclement, adjective Unabridged
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clement (ˈklɛmənt)
1.  merciful
2.  (of the weather) mild
[C15: from Latin clēmēns mild; probably related to Greek klinein to lean]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "mild," of persons, from L. clementem "mild, placid, gentle" (see clemency). Of weather, mid-17c.
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Clement definition

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.

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