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Definition of "lenience" []

  • Leniency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lenience" in a sentence
  • "If characters are likened to the children of their creators, then it's reasonable to say that there are different parenting styles, and that one's strictness or lenience is not necessarily an accurate measure of the love one holds for their characters."
  • "Each time lenience is shown to someone who let themselves get out of control, it does not discourage others, and in some cases actually encourages others that this kind of behaviour is somehow acceptable."
  • "In this case the ensuing negotiations serve to signal at least short-term lenience and the relaxing - but at least the non-tightening - of sanctions."