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English definition of “lenient”
› not as severe or strong in punishment or judgment as would be expected: Some felt that five years in prison was lenient, considering the suffering he had caused. leniency
/ˈlin·jən·si/ n [U] › The defense lawyer asked for leniency for her young client. leniently
/ˈlin·jənt·li/ adv › He said senior officials caught in ethical lapses were treated more leniently than junior employees.