Lenient : Definition

Lenient

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Pronunciation : Le"ni*ent
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. leniens, -entis, p. pr. of lenire to soften, fr. lenis soft, mild. Cf. Lithe.]
Definition : 1. Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- some "Lenient of grief." Milton. Of 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Le"ni*ent
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A lenitive; an emollient.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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