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 for lenience
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lenience \Le"ni*ence\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*ens or l[=e]n"yens; 106),
  Leniency \Le"ni*en*cy\ (l[=e]"n[i^]*en*s[y^] or
     l[=e]n"yen*s[y^]), n.
     The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
           [syn: lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity]
      2: a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much
         indulgence spoils a child" [syn: indulgence, lenience,
      3: lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or
         parents or teachers [syn: lenience, leniency]

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