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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 le·nient /ˈliniənt, njənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Le·ni·ent a.
 1. Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- sometimes followed by of. Lenient of grief.”
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Le·ni·ent, n. Med. A lenitive; an emollient.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their
             children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is
             weak"; "too soft on the children" [syn: indulgent, lax,
      2: not strict; "an easy teacher"; "easy standards"; "lenient
         rules" [syn: easy]
      3: characterized by tolerance and mercy