leniency leniency  /ˈlin jən si/

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. The Department of Education is showing new leniency on Bush's tough school standards.
  2. Some experts speculate that DiPascali is cooperating in exchange for leniency.
  3. Meanwhile, the judge presiding over the case has rejected international calls for leniency and warned the Karzai government not to interfere with the judicial process.

News

  1. ABA Sections of Antitrust Law, International Law submit comments on Comisión Nacional de Competencia’s Draft Revision ...

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2013 — The American Bar Association Sections of Antitrust Law and International Law have submitted comments on Comisión Nacional de Competencia’s Draft Revision of the Notice on Leniency.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: American Bar Association

  2. Ex-China railways boss admits guilt at graft trial

    BEIJING (AP) — The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency at his trial on corruption charges, one of the country's highest-level graft cases in years.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Former China railways boss goes on trial for graft

    BEIJING — The man who once ran China’s powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency Sunday at his trial on corruption charges, one of the country’s highest-level graft cases in years.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "We will tolerate no leniency in the attribution of responsibility," Mr Karamanlis said after talks with the president. "Nobody has the right to use this tragic incident as an alibi for acts of raw violence. In these critical hours, the...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Costas Karamanlis Source: Times Online

  2. "I will make my utmost efforts to ensure (Hyundai Motor) becomes a world-class corporation if I am given leniency," Chung said at the end of the hearing.
    on May 19, 2008 By: Chung Mong-koo Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The court has received more than 150 sentencing letters in this case, some urging leniency for the defendant and some expressing opprobrium at the defendant's actions and calling for the imposition of a substantial prison sentence," Walton wrote.
    on May 31, 2007 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Forbes

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