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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lenient  \Le"ni*ent\  (l[=e]"n[i^]*ent  or  l[=e]n"yent),  a.  [L. 
  leniens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of  lenire  to  soften,  fr  lenis  soft, 
  mild.  Cf  {Lithe}.] 
  1.  Relaxing;  emollient;  softening;  assuasive;  --  sometimes 
  followed  by  of  ``Lenient  of  grief.''  --Milton. 
 
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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lenient  \Le"ni*ent\,  n.  (Med.) 
  A  lenitive;  an  emollient. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lenient 
  adj  1:  tolerant  or  lenient;  "indulgent  parents  risk  spoiling  their 
  children";  "procedures  are  lax  and  discipline  is 
  weak";  "too  soft  on  the  children"  [syn:  {indulgent},  {lax}, 
  {soft}] 
  2:  not  strict;  "an  easy  teacher";  "easy  standards";  "lenient 
  rules"  [syn:  {easy}] 
  3:  characterized  by  tolerance  and  mercy 




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