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lenity

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noun len·i·ty \ˈle-nə-tē\

Definition of lenity

  1. :  the quality or state of being lenient :  clemency



Examples of lenity in a sentence

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



1548

First Known Use of lenity

1548


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