Leniency meaning

lē'nē-ən-sē, lēn'yən-
The condition or quality of being lenient.
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The quality or condition of being lenient.
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The quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case.

The convicted felon asked for leniency, but because the crime was so heinous the judge refused and gave the maximum sentence.

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An act of being lenient.
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A lenient act.
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Lenient treatment, as in disciplining or sentencing.
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