leniency

[lee-nee-uh n-see, leen-yuh n-]
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Also le·ni·ence.

Origin of leniency

First recorded in 1770–80; leni(ent) + -ency
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Word Origin and History for lenience
n.

1796, from lenient + -ence.

leniency

n.

1780, from lenient + -cy.

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