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Webster 1913 Edition


Lenity

Len′i-ty

(-ty̆)
,
Noun.
[L.
lenitas
, fr.
lenis
soft, mild: cf. OF.
lenité
. See
Lenient
.]
The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; – opposed to
severity
and
rigor
.
Syn. – Gentleness; kindness; tenderness; softness; humanity; clemency; mercy.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lenity

LEN'ITY

,
Noun.
[L. lenitas, from lenis, mild, soft.]
Mildness of temper; softness; tenderness; mercy. Young offenders may be treated with lenity. It is opposed to severity and rigor.

Definition 2021


lenity

lenity

English

Noun

lenity (plural lenities)

  1. leniency
  2. mercy
  3. forgiveness

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