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Origin of lenient
Examples from the Web for leniently
Vallandigham had returned to his home in defiance of his banishment beyond military lines, and was leniently suffered to remain.
The deluded populace, when once the slaughter on the field of battle is over, can scarcely be treated too leniently.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
"You have judged that old bear much too leniently," began the professor.
"Well, I don't see why not," agreed the lieutenant, leniently.Linda Carlton, Air Pilot|Edith Lavell
One can't judge of her leniently, perhaps, but what she must have gone through at the time of that trial—and before!The Honour of the Clintons|Archibald Marshall
Word Origin for lenient
1650s, "relaxing, soothing," from Middle French lenient, from Latin lenientem (nominative leniens), present participle of lenire "to soften, alleviate, mitigate, allay, calm," from lenis "mild, gentle, calm," probably from PIE root *le- "to leave, yield, let go, slacken" (cf. Lithuanian lenas "quiet, tranquil, tame, slow," Old Church Slavonic lena "lazy," Latin lassus "faint, weary," Old English læt "sluggish, slow," lætan "to leave behind"). Sense of "mild, merciful" (of persons) first recorded 1787. In earlier use was lenitive, attested from early 15c. of medicines, 1610s of persons.