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    The reduction in the severity of a sentence.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    Clemency or executive clemency is an act of grace or mercy by the president or governor to ease the consequences of a criminal act, accusation, or conviction. It may take the form of commutation or pardon.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)