• WordNet 3.6
    • n lenience lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
    • n lenience a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone "too much indulgence spoils a child"
    • n lenience mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lenience The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lenience Same as leniency.
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  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    “There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.”
  • Proverb
    “In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.”
  • George Washington
    “Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.”


In literature:

Whatever Perrot's hopes or expectations of leniency, they were quickly dispelled.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
The people, especially the women, approved his leniency with nods.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He did not suspect himself of any undue leniency to this lady.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The two women, the ranchman, and one of the drummers had voted that too much leniency was shown.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
Indeed, James was disposed to act with all possible leniency.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
By my weak leniency I imperil the lives of your comrades, and my own.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
This leniency caused other Hindus to ask Albuquerque for his protection.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
Tenney was still expectantly eager for an awakening of her leniency.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
He talked freely, in the hope of leniency.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Penton, if he had taken the money, probably hoped his teller's low salary would influence head office toward leniency.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen

In news:

New London man gets 12 years for armed robbery despite leniency pleas.
Police chief proposes leniency for some arrested illegal immigrants.
Evelyn requests leniency for Chad.
Columbia University law professor John Coffee said Rakoff is known to take letters of support seriously in doling out sentences, though he said Gupta's aggressive pitch to friends and colleagues "is not going to help" in gaining leniency .
The guidelines left open a possibility other than guilty or not guilty, giving leniency often if companies investigated and reported their own wrongdoing.
Justice Department guidelines adopted in 2008 allow prosecutors to grant leniency to companies that investigate and report their own wrongdoing.
While the town has a zero-tolerance policy, which essentially means one strike and you're out, there is some leniency for employees who voluntarily seek help with substance abuse problems.
Despite pleas for leniency, the owner of a Sylva auto dealership faces a $500 fine for failing to build a sidewalk in front of his car lot.
Still, the study said, the "record of near-100 % acquittals and high waiver rates in certain courts, and before certain judges, creates an appearance of leniency.".
Beckman's $19M offer to Ponzi victims an ' attempt for leniency,' receiver says.
The DC Council held a six-hour - and counting - beg-a-thon today so 133 witnesses representing dozens of organizations could plea for leniency when it comes to looming budget cuts.
Her mother and her aunt offered tearful statements asking for leniency.
And he used his celebrity friends to try to win leniency for his crimes.
Zehy Jereis' lawyer: Grant leniency for good deeds .
Citing Terror Defendants' Motivation, Judge Shows Sentencing Leniency.

In science:

Still, even with the lenience of all these properties, the inferential statements resulting from the procedure are absolutely classical and rigorous, requiring no new definitions of error rates but only the classical concept of simultaneous confidence sets.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research