noun len·i·ty \ˈle-nə-tē\

Definition of LENITY

:  the quality or state of being lenient :  clemency

Examples of LENITY

  1. <a social critic who argues that judicial lenity is chiefly to blame for the increased criminality that plagues us>

First Known Use of LENITY



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