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le•ni•ent



Pronunciation: (lē'nē-unt, lēn'yunt), [key]
adj.
1. agreeably tolerant; permissive; indulgent: He tended to be lenient toward the children. More lenient laws encouraged greater freedom of expression.
2. Archaic.softening, soothing, or alleviative.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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