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clēmēns entis (abl. -tī; rarely -te, L.), adj.

with comp. and sup, mild, calm, gentle: clementissimus amnis, O.—Fig., calm, quiet, gentle, tranquil, kind: vita, T.: cupio me esse clementem: satis in disputando.—Mild, forbearing, indulgent, compassionate, merciful: animo clementi in illam, T : iudices: viro clemens misero peperci, H.: vir ab innocentiā clementissimus: legis interpres, L.: castigatio: clementior sententia, L.—Mitigated, qualified: rumor, S.

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