Definition of Lenity in English :

Define Lenity in English

Lenity meaning in English

Meaning of Lenity in English

Pronunciation of Lenity in English

Lenity pronunciation in English

Pronounce Lenity in English


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1. lenience, leniency, lenity, mildness

mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

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see synonyms of lenity
noun plural -ties
the state or quality of being lenient

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see synonyms of lenity
the quality or condition of being lenient; mildness; gentleness; mercifulness
2. Word forms: plural ˈlenities
a lenient act

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see synonyms of lenity
The condition or quality of being lenient; leniency: "His Majesty gave many marks of his great lenity, often ... endeavoring to extenuate your crimes" (Jonathan Swift).

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