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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."
While many members of the public have suggested that the police response has, at times, been too soft, there is now a fear that many of those arrested this week may be dealt with leniently by the courts.
Dubai A court dealt leniently with a passenger convicted of smuggling 3.1 kilogrammes of heroin when it reduced his prison sentence to a year in jail in view of his young age [under 21].
Nathan Coley was told by a Judge at Warwick Crown Court that he was being dealt with leniently in view of the fact that he was in breach of a suspended prison sentence and had 38 previous convictions.
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?
With all respect to the rules and laws of Bahrain, which we respect and abide by, can such cases (of families of GCC resident professionals) be looked into a bit more leniently?
"The relevant organ of the DPRK decided to leniently forgive and release
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.
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."