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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Leniency.

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  • n. Leniency: mercy or forgiveness in the assignment of punishment.
  • n. A leniency: a specific act or instance of leniency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as leniency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
  • n. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
  • n. mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

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