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leniency

[ lee-nee-uhn-see, leen-yuhn- ]
/ ˈli ni ən si, ˈlin yən- /
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noun, plural le·ni·en·cies.
the quality or state of being lenient.
a lenient act.
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Origin of leniency

First recorded in 1770–80; leni(ent) + -ency
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