Definitions for leniency

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity(noun)

    mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

  2. indulgence, lenience, leniency(noun)

    a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

    "too much indulgence spoils a child"

  3. lenience, leniency(noun)

    lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. leniency(Noun)

    The quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case.

    The convicted felon asked for leniency, but because the crime was so heinous the judge refused and gave the maximum sentence.

  2. leniency(Noun)

    An act of being lenient.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Leniency(noun)

    the quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency


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