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a prerogative power exercised by the Home Secretary to allow a sentence to be commuted, remitted or suspended.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

MERCY, Practice. To be in mercy, signifies to be liable to punishment at the discretion of the judge.

MERCY, crim. law. The total or partial remission of a punishment to which a convict is subject. When the whole punishment is remitted, it is called a pardon; (q.v.) when only a part of the punishment is remitted, it is frequently a conditional pardon; or before sentence, it is called clemency or mercy. Vide Rutherf. Inst. 224; 1 Kent, Com. 265; 3 Story, Const. Sec. 1488.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the "Ten Days of Mercy".
Mercy gave up immunity for Ike because, according to her, he was afraid and nervous anytime he stood up for possible eviction during the live show.
Kathy Kiuna joined hands in celebrating the couple and asked Mercy to talk to young people on how beautiful marriage is."Good looking couple.
Helen Border, of Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland, said:"I thought we could take the church to the people where they are in their daily lives.
The graduation ceremony which took place in Gbarnga, brought together, Executives of Mercy Corps, business representatives, members of the civil society and the media respectively.
Without One's knowledge and consent, Mercy and Toff, who were then residing in the subject property, allegedly forged a Deed of Donation dated February 15, 2011, thereby making it appear that One and Mercy donated the subject property to Toff.
Mercy Malaysia's Honorary Secretary, Razi Pahlavi Abdul Aziz, said the body has been looking for ways to receive zakat monies in order to generate funds for its activities since 2017.
'Allah is forgiving, Merciful' (24:22) is a verse which is repeated most in the Holy Book, thus signifying the importance of Mercy. In Surah Al-Ahzab alone this attribute is referred to eight times.
In the country, the center of celebrations will be the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Marilao, Bulacan, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year particularly during the Holy Week.
She is Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831, and though she died two years before the congregation came to the United States, her legacy is constantly invoked by the sisters here who carry on her work.
In addition to the clinics, Mercy also acquired a surgery center on Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Associates' Oklahoma City campus.