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Noun: lenience  lee-nee-un(t)s
  1. Mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
    - leniency, mildness, lenity
  2. A disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    - indulgence, leniency
  3. Lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
    - leniency

Derived forms: leniences

Type of: mercifulness, mercy, permissiveness, tolerance

Encyclopedia: Lenience