noun, plural le·ni·en·cies.
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The governor of Punjab province, a Muslim man, called publicly for leniency for her.
The self-declared caliphate is targeting its leniency, such as it is, along strictly sectarian lines.The Terrorist Caliph as Nation Builder in Iraq, Syria, and Beyond|Jamie Dettmer|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as elections approach, the Russian authorities are unlikely to show a sense of humor or leniency toward the renegade artists.
Now other defendants are using his case as a springboard to plead for leniency.
Why would hardened soldiers, quite willing to commit a suicide bombing, politely exchange information for leniency?
It was with difficulty that some public men moved him to leniency.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon
The men realized now, in their half-sober senses, that the Kid was only wounded, and this inclined them to leniency toward Curly.The Golden Woman|Ridgwell Cullum
The mild punishments that their naughtiness or disobedience brings down upon them invariably err on the side of leniency.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman
And this leniency and forgiveness were the more remarkable, since he was not demonstrative in his affections and friendships.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII|John Lord
Leniency has been tried without success, and it is now necessary to show him that the law will not be braved with impunity.