Lenity

Definition of Lenity

Len´i`ty   Pronunciation: ~tŷ
n.1.The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; - opposed to severity and rigor.
His exceeding lenity disposes us to be somewhat too severe.
- Macaulay.

Related Words

lenience, leniency, mercifulness, mercy, mildness
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