The convicted felon asked for leniency, but because the crime was so heinous the judge refused and gave the maximum sentence.
Flechier, by his leniency and tact, succeeded in bringing over some of them to his views, and even gained the esteem of those who declined to change their faith.
Discontent at the leniency of these terms was so strong at Constantinople that it nearly brought on a renewal of the war.
His son Amaziah had some difficulty in gaining the kingdom and showed unwonted leniency in sparing the children of his father's murderers.
Apart from their control of public education, their power was enhanced by their efforts to better the position of women, and by their notorious leniency in the matter of punishments.
The leniency of the sentences indicates the comparatively trifling character of the wrongdoing.