/klemansiy/ Kindness, mercy, forgiveness, leniency; usually relating to criminal acts. Used e.g. to describe act of governor of state when he commutes death sentence to life imprisonment, or grants pardon.
See also amnesty

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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