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

 le·nience /ˈlinjən(t)s, niən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Le·ni·ence Le·ni·en·cy n. The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
           [syn: leniency, mildness, lenity]
      2: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much
         indulgence spoils a child" [syn: indulgence, leniency]
      3: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or
         parents or teachers [syn: leniency]