What does the word leniency mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Mildness. lenience.

Usage examples for leniency

  1. The marshal, now thoroughly cowed, made no attempt to defend himself, but he endeavoured to bribe the bishop into leniency, by promises of the surrender of all his lands and goods to the Church, and begged to be allowed to retire into the Carmelite monastery at Nantes. – The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould
  2. One should judge it, his automatic second- self submitted, with some leniency. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  3. But he was so keenly alive to the fact that he was not in the least in love with her, that it is very difficult to account for his leniency towards this rot. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan