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lenience (n.)

1796, from lenient + -ence.

updated on October 28, 2012

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Definitions of lenience from WordNet

lenience (n.)
mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant;
Synonyms: leniency / mildness / lenity
lenience (n.)
a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone;
Synonyms: indulgence / leniency
lenience (n.)
lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers;
Synonyms: leniency
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