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lenity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lenity  \Len"i*ty\  (-t[y^]),  n.  [L.  lenitas,  fr  lenis  soft, 
  mild:  cf  OF  lenit['e].  See  {Lenient}.] 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  lenient;  mildness  of  temper  or 
  disposition;  gentleness  of  treatment;  softness;  tenderness; 
  clemency;  --  opposed  to  {severity}  and  {rigor}. 
 
  His  exceeding  lenity  disposes  us  to  be  somewhat  too 
  severe.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Gentleness;  kindness;  tenderness;  softness;  humanity; 
  clemency;  mercy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lenity 
  n  :  mercifulness  as  a  consequence  of  being  lenient  or  tolerant 
  [syn:  {lenience},  {leniency},  {mildness}] 




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