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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 was travelling at a speed 50% over the limit - yet another example of the judicial system being lenient.
Dougherty attacks the lenient view in two related ways.
The state will argue that six years in jail is too lenient a sentence for the murder by Pistorius of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, in 2013.
RAMALLAH, August 2, 2017 (WAFA) -- Palestinian officials said Wednesday that Israeli murderers of Palestinians who get pardoned by their government or get a lenient sentence in spite of the gravity of their crime should be tried by international criminal courts.
This sentence was indeed a lenient sentence, perhaps a very lenient sentence," he said.
You are soon to be lenient about this son of a bitch, a human being that has a virulent brain and his enemy is society,' Duterte said.
In the seemingly never-ending case, the state argued in its most recent appeal that Pistorius' conviction was "shockingly lenient.
Giving judgment, Lord Justice Treacy said: "We have come to the conclusion, weighing the various factors, that the sentences passed on the offenders were indeed lenient sentences.
But, after a referral by the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC, MP, the Court of Appeal ruled that the original sentence was unduly lenient and increased it to six years.
Some might regard this as a lenient course, but the pragmatic course he took was not unduly lenient.
How many more innocent animals need to die before the government will address unduly lenient sentences for crimes like this?
More than 100 offenders had their prison sentences lengthened following referrals by the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme during 2015.