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Meaning of LENITY

Pronunciation:  'lenitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
 

LENITY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lenience, leniency, mildness
 
 See Also: mercifulness, mercy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Len"i*ty\ (-t[y^]), n. [L. lenitas, fr. lenis soft,
mild: cf. OF. lenit['e]. See {Lenient}.]
The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or
disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness;
clemency; -- opposed to {severity} and {rigor}.

      His exceeding lenity disposes us to be somewhat too
      severe.                                  --Macaulay.

Syn: Gentleness; kindness; tenderness; softness; humanity;
     clemency; mercy.

 

 

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