from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Leniency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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If characters are likened to the children of their creators, then it's reasonable to say that there are different parenting styles, and that one's strictness or lenience is not necessarily an accurate measure of the love one holds for their characters.
Each time lenience is shown to someone who let themselves get out of control, it does not discourage others, and in some cases actually encourages others that this kind of behaviour is somehow acceptable.
In this case the ensuing negotiations serve to signal at least short-term lenience and the relaxing - but at least the non-tightening - of sanctions.
Part of the reason for the lenience is the weakness of Yemen's government.
If he’s got no priors and after investigation, it is determined that his actions were primarily to save his company, then yes, I would like to see a certain lenience.
Many of those who took part in the uprising accuse the ruling military of showing too much reverence to key figures of the old regime and lenience with senior police commanders accused of ordering the killing of protesters.
I think we can also find common ground that immigrants who abuse their opportunity by driving drunk, committing violent crimes, and the like, should be dealt with with no lenience whatsoever -- probably a permanent expulsion enforced by biometric identification would be appropriate, and/or extremely long prison sentences.
"The president's lenience will exacerbate unease among minorities and probably also damage his standing with the moderate mainstream majority."
Others contend investigators have treated star athletes with lenience.
He is young so the court will do some sort of lenience.
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