- the quality or state of being lenient.
- a lenient act.
Origin of leniency
Related Words for lenienceindulgence, pardon, benevolence, leniency, mercifulness, goodness, love, benefaction, reprieve, responsiveness, lenity, forbearance, beneficence, favor, kindliness, compassion, clemency, kindness, charity, mercy
Examples from the Web for lenience
Historical Examples of lenience
I cannot explain—my brain is on fire, I think—but try to judge with lenience.Margarita's Soul
Shortcomings of this nature should be regarded with some lenience.From Paper-mill to Pressroom
William Bond Wheelwright
Bonaparte has also been blamed for the lenience of his terms.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)
John Holland Rose
It was plain that lenience was wasted in such a case, and simple imprisonment was not enough.A Child of the Jago
I thought it an odd example of lenience to allow the batsman as many strokes behind the catcher as he chanced to make.Roving East and Roving West
E. V. Lucas