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leniency

leen yuhn see

  • n  mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
  • n  a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
  • n  lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

  • Committee documents show that Rosario Gambino's daughter wrote a $50,000 check to one of Roger Clinton's companies in September, 1999, some months after Roger sought leniency from .
  • The Department of Education is showing new leniency on Bush's tough school standards.
  • Some experts speculate that DiPascali is cooperating in exchange for leniency.
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  • Costas Karamanlis in Times Online
    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...
  • Chung Mong-koo in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Reggie B Walton in Forbes
    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.

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