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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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He may have given the winner more to think about if he had been ridden closer to the pace and therefore looks leniently treated switched to handicaps off 65.
However it was abundantly clear from your history that, even if you have been treated leniently in the past, you knew perfectly well you should not be driving on this occasion.
After sentencing Coley, the Judge told him: "You have been dealt with leniently.
It is not common for people to be dealt with leniently and that is why my decision is highly unusual.
Why bother bringing offenders before courts if they're treated so leniently by out-of-touch judges?
He even admonished that the ministry would not leniently deal with any
London Heathrow and London Gatwick had been affected early today but operator BAA subsequently stated that restrictions were lifted at around 11:00 - a decision which has led Ryanair to question whether the London airports' importance resulted in their being treated more leniently.
It is right that families motivated by genuine compassion should be treated leniently.
He also said that Liechtenstein would grant similar concessions within the European Union but would need double-taxation agreements as well as a commitment by countries to deal leniently with citizens that had hidden money in Liechtenstein.
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.