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lenient

noun allowing, benevolent, charitable, clemens, clement, compassionate, condoning, considerate, easy, enduring, exorable, favoring, forbearing, forgiving, free from vindictiveness, generous, gentle, humane, humoring, indulgent, indulging, kind, kindhearted, lenis, liberal, longanimous, magnanimous, merciful, mild, mitis, moderate, pampering, pardoning, patient, pitying, placable, soft, softhearted, sparing, sympathetic, tolerant, unstrict, willing to forgive, yielding
Foreign phrases: Cum confitente sponte mitius est agennum.One confessing voluntarily should be dealt with more leniently.
See also: palliative, perfunctory, permissive, placable
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After sentencing Coley, the Judge told him: "You have been dealt with leniently.
Tory MSP Margaret Mitchell said: "It is not clear how many cases were young drivers who, having been dealt with so leniently, went on to contribute to serious or fatal motoring accidents.
He is also expected to claim that overseas students are treated particularly leniently because they are a lucrative source of revenue for universities.
The document said: "Depending on how the authorities respond in the case, the media reports and associated internet chatter often reflect or generate perceptions that the system has treated the celebrity - more leniently than others.
Detectives believe the older criminals were tutoring the younger ones and using them to commit the crimes, knowing that the courts deal more leniently with juveniles, Machanic said.
People in Cardiff will think we've been treated too leniently,' he admitted.
As homicidal women tended to be treated more leniently (whether through being convicted of lesser offences or declared insane), homicidal men had a narrowing range of excuses to legitimate their violence and faced increasingly harsh sentences upon conviction.
Most important, he wants an overhaul of the federal fuel economy standards, popularly known as CAFE (for Corporate Average Fuel Economy)--a program that fueled SUV popularity in the first place by downsizing passenger cars while treating SUVs and other light trucks more leniently.
Nor do I buy the suggestion he is being treated leniently as he is a rock star.
Many children today are treated leniently - as if they're not responsible for their actions.
In some countries honour crimes are socially sanctioned and treated leniently while in others, such as Jordan, they are legally sanctioned.
While comparatively a white person smoking pot is more likely to be judged to be just "chilling out" from a hard day of work and therefore sentenced more leniently.