Definition of lenience:
humoring, self-indulgence, mercifulness, leniency, charitableness, grace, folly, pardon, mildness, blessing, accept, lunacy, pity, indulging, craziness, tomfoolery, foolery, lenity, pampering, forgiveness, mercy, toleration, favor, compassion, indulgence.
mildness (part of speech: noun)
With respect to those who fall into the hands of British justice, it must be remarked that they usually plead as an excuse for what they have done their being forced into pirates' service, and as it is well known that numbers are really forced into crimes they detest, so the lenience of our judicators generally admit whatever proofs are probable in such a case.- "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
- "Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore", Pauline Lester.
- "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.