from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Leniency.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as leniency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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