Lenient

Definition of Lenient

Le´ni`ent   Pronunciation: lē´nĭ`ent or lēn´yent
a.1.
1.Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; - sometimes followed by of.
O relax the fibers, are lenient, balsamic.
- Arbuthnot.
Time, that on all things lays his lenient hand.
- Pope.
2.Mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence.
n.1.(Med.) A lenitive; an emollient.

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