Definitions of lenience
  1. noun
    a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    synonyms: indulgence, leniency
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    a disposition to be lenient in judging others
    type of:
    permissiveness, tolerance
    a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
  2. noun
    mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
    synonyms: leniency, lenity, mildness
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    type of:
    mercifulness, mercy
    a disposition to be kind and forgiving
  3. noun
    lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
    synonyms: leniency
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    clemency, mercifulness, mercy
    leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    commutation, re-sentencing
    (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
    amnesty, free pardon, pardon
    the formal act of liberating someone
    clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
    reprieve, respite
    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
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    the act of tolerating something
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