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Definition of leniency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leniency

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈliːniənsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːniənsi//
 
(less frequent lenience) [uncountable]
 
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the fact of being less strict than expected when punishing somebody or when making sure that rules are obeyed She appealed to the judge for leniency.