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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lenience  \Le"ni*ence\  (l[=e]"n[i^]*ens  or  l[=e]n"yens;  106), 
  Leniency  \Le"ni*en*cy\  (l[=e]"n[i^]*en*s[y^]  or 
  l[=e]n"yen*s[y^]),  n. 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  lenient;  lenity;  clemency. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  mercifulness  as  a  consequence  of  being  lenient  or  tolerant 
  [syn:  {leniency},  {mildness},  {lenity}] 
  2:  a  disposition  to  yield  to  the  wishes  of  someone  "too  much 
  indulgence  spoils  a  child"  [syn:  {indulgence},  {leniency}] 
  3:  lightening  a  penalty  or  excusing  from  a  chore  by  judges  or 
  parents  or  teachers  [syn:  {leniency}] 

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