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As a result, the law now allows for the right to appeal lenient sentences. The Sun (2017)WE'RE often shocked by sentences that are far too lenient. The Sun (2014)Judges must decide if the sentence was unduly lenient. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The ombudsman takes a more lenient view. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The statistics suggest that women responsible for violence receive more lenient treatment under the criminal justice system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet still a judge protects his privacy and gives him a lenient sentence. The Sun (2010)Now the tax regime is far more lenient. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is our view that this sentence was indeed unduly lenient. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The government has already offered savers lenient treatment if they volunteer information. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They say abusive partners are getting off with lenient sentences due to their location and case judges. The Sun (2014)Being docked two points would be far too lenient for many. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In each case the sentence was unduly lenient and four years would be substituted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)By the standards of the times this treatment was exceptionally lenient. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)There can be no lenient sentence for this offence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As a family we felt the sentence was far too lenient in the first place. The Sun (2009)The court concluded "a standard range sentence is too lenient under the facts and circumstances of this case. Christianity Today (2000)Luckily Costa kept his cool under such provocation but the referee was far too lenient. The Sun (2015)In a lot of European countries sentencing is far too lenient. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If he had been tried and got a lenient sentence, at least he would have been convicted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Questions are being asked about this lenient treatment, not least because it could put him at risk from attack. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I hope that the legal process kicks in and that these lenient sentences are appealed and made much tougher. The Sun (2012)A mere 100 fine is far too lenient. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said: 'There appears to be a growing public perception that policing of demonstrations is unduly lenient. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Should I hand myself in, in the hope of a more lenient sentence? The Sun (2011)
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British English: lenient ADJECTIVE
When someone in authority is lenient, they are not as strict or severe as expected.
He believes the government already is lenient with criminals.
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