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The condition or quality of being lenient; leniency: "His Majesty gave many marks of his great lenity, often ... endeavoring to extenuate your crimes" (Jonathan Swift).
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n, pl -ties
the state or quality of being lenient
[C16: from Latin lēnitās gentleness, from lēnis soft]
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len•i•ty(ˈlɛn ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being mild or gentle.
2. a lenient act.
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the quality or condition of being gentle or merciful. — lenient, adj.See also: Attitudes
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1. Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others:
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