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lenience

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lenience \Le"ni*ence\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*ens or l[=e]n"yens; 106), Leniency \Le"ni*en*cy\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*en*s[y^] or l[=e]n"yen*s[y^]), noun The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lenience

noun

1: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant [syn: {lenience}, {leniency}, {mildness}, {lenity}]

2: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child" [syn: {indulgence}, {lenience}, {leniency}]

3: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers [syn: {lenience}, {leniency}]


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