lenience lenience

Definition(s):

  1. (n) mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
  2. (n) a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
  3. (n) lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

Usage(s):

  1. When both the Attorney General and the SFO's Wardle resisted BAE's request for lenience, the Saudis turned up the heat.
  2. Given this official lenience, many gays believe it's better to keep a low profile than risk a backlash.

News

  • Feds Insist On Jail Time For Ex-‘Ray Donovan’ EP Bryan Zuriff

    Last week, lawyers for Bryan Zuriff filed a sentencing submission asking for lenience for their client for his involvement in an illegal gambling group — now the government has put in its two cents. Unlike Zuriff’s lawyers and famous friends like Judd Apatow who wrote letters of support, the feds said Monday that they want the former Ray Donovan EP to serve up to a year behind bars: the maximum ...
    on November 20, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. State Minister Qassim Dawoud said a government raid on the shrine would "be a civilized lesson for those in Fallujah, Samarra, Mosul, Yusufiyah or Basra. There is no lenience ...... with those people."
    on Aug 18, 2004 By: Qassim Daoud Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "Strict instructions had been issued not to show any lenience to those who are in nexus with the Tamil Tigers and try to supply arms to them," Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said.
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: M Karunanidhi Source: BBC News

  3. Gorbachev asked Gates "to show lenience and recall all charges against Alexander Ponosov," Interfax news agency reported.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Mikhail Gorbachev Source: Playfuls.com

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