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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant;
[syn: lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity]

2. a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone;
- Example: "too much indulgence spoils a child"
[syn: indulgence, lenience, leniency]

3. lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers;
[syn: lenience, leniency]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lenience n 1: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant [syn: lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity] 2: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child" [syn: indulgence, lenience, leniency] 3: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers [syn: lenience, leniency]