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Definition of leniently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leniently

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈliːniəntli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːniəntli//
 
 
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in a way that is less strict than expected when punishing somebody or when making sure that rules are obeyed to treat somebody leniently