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English

Noun

Singular
leniency

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural leniencies

leniency (countable and uncountable; plural leniencies)

  1. 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. An act of being lenient.

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