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Meaning of LENIENCY

Pronunciation:  'leeneeunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
  2. [n]  mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
  3. [n]  a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"

LENIENCY is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: indulgence, lenience, lenience, lenity, mildness
 See Also: clemency, mercifulness, mercifulness, mercy, mercy, permissiveness, softness, tolerance, tolerance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Le"ni*en*cy\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*en*s[y^] or
l[=e]n"yen*s[y^]), n.
The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Recommendation for a sentence less than the maximum allowed.
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