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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers; A disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; Mercifulness as a result of being tolerant.

Usage examples (38)
  • Part of the reason for the lenience is the weakness of Yemen's government.
  • Or, as seemed less likely, he could urge lenience.
  • Neither mercy nor lenience were to be shown to her.
  • He is young so the court will do some sort of lenience. for more
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