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leniency Line breaks: le¦ni|ency
Pronunciation: /ˈliːnɪənsi/

Definition of leniency in English:


[mass noun]
The fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency: the court could show leniency
More example sentences
  • South Africa too, will seek more leniency in international trade of elephant products.
  • The son pleads guilty, tearfully begging for leniency based on his claim that his father molested him.
  • So I think the rules of engagement give the military the leniency they need to accomplish their mission.
mercifulness, mercy, clemency, lenity, forgiveness;
tolerance, forbearance, moderateness, lack of severity, moderation, humanity, charity, indulgence, gentleness, mildness, sufferance, acceptance;
pity, sympathy, compassion, understanding, concern, consideration, kindness, kind-heartedness, benevolence;



Pronunciation: /ˈliːnɪəns/
Example sentences
  • From that point of view he is absolutely right but what's wrong with a little lenience?
  • It is not clear whether the same lenience would be shown to the other health professions.
  • She asked for lenience from the court as she had a four-month-old baby to look after.

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