Definition of 'leniency'

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He reluctantly pleaded guilty on the understanding that the court martial would show him considerable leniency. The Sun (2012) Show them any leniency and they will leave their cars there while they go for a coffee and a trip to the shops. The Sun (2013)But law-abiding taxpayers would be right to resent the apparent leniency being shown to tax dodgers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The enforcement of price-fixing intensified as a result of granting leniency to companies that blew the whistle on their competitors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her brother, aunt and uncle all spoke in support of her in court and called on the judge for leniency. The Sun (2014)Why was he shown leniency? The Sun (2006)I don't see any leniency granted for him. The Sun (2014)Some Church figures have called for forgiveness and have appealed to the Patriarch to urge leniency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So the woman forced herself to be patient, showing a little leniency, at least for now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They also stand to benefit should European regulators show leniency when deciding how much cash financial companies need to set aside against future shocks to the system. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In previous years, universities have shown leniency to those who narrowly missed out on grades, but this is unlikely to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As well as the tears, I was perplexed by the leniency of the sentence. The Sun (2006)When the accused was fined $10,000 and sentenced to ten years in prison, it was widely felt that too much leniency had been shown. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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