Definition of Executive clemency
1. Noun. The power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Executive Clemency
Literary usage of Executive clemency
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Criminology by Raffaele Garofalo (1914)
"executive clemency A further means made use of by the State for the protection of criminals is the exercise of the pardoning power. ..."
2. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1921)
"Of the cases passed upon by the executive, clemency WHS recommended in <i7(> cases by the judges, ... I have not separated the cases of executive clemency. ..."
3. Extraordinary Cases by Henry Lauren Clinton (1896)
"Decision of the Governor upon the Appeal for executive clemency.—The Final Result. PUBLIC opinion seemed to be strongly in favor of ..."
4. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1918)
"Recommendation of Board of Pardons Ш. Officers Authorized to Grant Executive Clemency 24. In General 26. Board of Pardons 25. De Facto Executive; Executive ..."
5. The Criminal Classes: Causes and Cures by Daniel Right Miller (1903)
"executive clemency. Sought for—Conditioned. To THE incarcerated criminal, I think no other word in the vocabulary of words has such a charm as the word ..."