I noun acceptance, benevolence, charity, clemency, compassion, condonation, consideration, disposition to mercy, endurance, favor, flexibility, forbearance, forgiveness, forgivingness, freedom from vindictiveness, generousness, gentleness, grace, humanity, indulgence, kindness, lack of strictness, leniency, lenity, liberality, longanimity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, moderation, pampering, patience, pity, placability, placableness, quarter, ruth, softheartedness, softness, sympathy, tolerance, toleration, understanding II index clemency, condonation, humanity (humaneness), indulgence, longanimity, moderation, pity

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  • Lenience — Le ni*ence (l[=e] n[i^]*ens or l[=e]n yens; 106), Leniency Le ni*en*cy (l[=e] n[i^]*en*s[y^] or l[=e]n yen*s[y^]), n. The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lenience — 1796, from LENIENT (Cf. lenient) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lenience — noun a) Leniency: mercy or forgiveness in the assignment of punishment. There was lenience in the sentence given by the court, and he got the minimum prison time. b) A leniency: a specific act or instance of leniency …   Wiktionary

  • lenience — leniency UK [ˈliːnɪənsɪ] / US [ˈlɪnɪənsɪ] or lenience UK [ˈliːnɪəns] / US [ˈlɪnɪəns] noun [uncountable] a punishment that is not as severe as it could be …   English dictionary

  • lenience — lenient ► ADJECTIVE ▪ merciful or tolerant. DERIVATIVES lenience noun leniency noun leniently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin lenire soothe , from lenis mild, gentle …   English terms dictionary

  • lenience — noun Date: 1796 leniency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lenience — le·ni·ence (lēʹnē əns, lēnʹyəns) n. Leniency. * * * …   Universalium

  • lenience — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others: charily, clemency, grace, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, mercy. See FORGIVENESS. 2. Forbearing or lenient treatment: charitableness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • lenience — n. laxness, looseness, permissiveness, lack of strictness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lenience — n.; (also leniency) Clemency, mildness, lenity, mercy, tenderness, gentleness, forbearance …   New dictionary of synonyms

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