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Noun: leeway  'lee,wey
  1. (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
  2. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    - allowance, margin, tolerance

Derived forms: leeways

Type of: disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, drift, variance

Encyclopedia: Leeway