clemen-, clement-

(Latin: mild, calm; calmness, gentleness, placid)

clemency (s) (noun), clemencies (pl)
1. The tendency to show mercy or leniency; especially, toward an offender or an enemy.
2. An act that bestows or shows mercy or leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice: The judge showed Mark a clemency by having him serve a short time in jail.
3. Mildness or temperateness or good weather with comfortable temperatures; especially, in the weather.
clement (adjective), more clement, most clement
1. Descriptive of being inclined to be lenient or merciful.
2. A reference to people or behavior which shows leniency.
3. Relating to being mild, as with clement weather.
clemently (adjective), more clemently, most clemently
1. A reference to people or behavior which show mercy.
2. A description of mildness: The weather was clemently mild in Joe's area during this past winter.
inclemency (s) (noun), inclemencies (pl)
1. Excessive sternness or lacking clemency: There was obvious inclemency or harshness in the judge's sentence for Sam's criminal act.
2. Unsuitable weather for outdoor activities; roughness, boisterousness; storminess; or simply excessive rain; severe cold, etc.; applied to the weather: William and his family were restricted by the inclemency of the weather in their geographical area.
inclement (adjective), more inclement, most inclement
1. Very unpleasant with reference to being stormy, rainy, or snowy.
2. Showing little or no clemency or mercy; unmerciful.
inclemently (adverb), more inclemently, most inclemently
1. A reference to being severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
2. A description of someone not being kind or merciful: The mother's rebuke of her son's behavior was inclemently strong.
Juste et clementer.
Latin Translation: "With justice and clemency."

Motto of Johann Georg, Elector of Brandenburg (1525-1598)