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 Meanings and Examples of LENIENCY
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leniency
 n.  mildness; quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet he had a reputation for kindness and charity on the country-side, and was noted for the leniency of his sentences from the bench.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
Example Sentence:
1  In the past the courts have treated similar cases with great leniency but there's been growing pressure from the government and the public to impose stiffer penalties.
2  That journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush is now reportedly asking for leniency from the prime minister.
3  The defending lawyer asked for leniency on the grounds of her client's youth.
4  She begged for leniency for her son.
5  On the Internet, The media outlet has published a video purporting to show Wang pleading for leniency during a 2016 trial.