leniency


le·nien·cy

noun \ˈlē-nē-ən(t)-sē, -nyən(t)-sē\
plural le·nien·cies

Definition of LENIENCY

1
:  the quality or state of being lenient
2
:  a lenient disposition or practice

Examples of LENIENCY

  1. <the defense requested leniency in light of their client's lack of a prior criminal record>

First Known Use of LENIENCY

1753

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