Definition of lenity in English:

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lenity

Pronunciation: /ˈlenədē/

noun

literary

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French lenite, or from Latin lenitas, from lenis 'gentle'.

Words that rhyme with lenity

obscenity, serenity

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Syllabification: len·i·ty

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