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 for leniency
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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "leniency":
     abatement, acceptance, accommodatingness, agreeableness, allayment,
     alleviation, assuagement, attentiveness, benevolence, blunting,
     calming, carelessness, charitableness, charity, clemency,
     commiseration, compassion, complaisance, concern, condolence,
     condonation, considerateness, consideration, damping, deadening,
     delicacy, demulsion, diminution, downiness, dulcification, dulling,
     easiness, easing, easygoingness, endurance, falling-off, favor,
     featheriness, feeling, flossiness, fluffiness, forbearance,
     forbearing, forbearingness, forgiveness, fortitude, generousness,
     gentleness, grace, heedfulness, helpfulness, humanity, hushing,
     impotence, imprecision, indifference, indulgence, insolidity,
     kindness, laxity, laxness, lenience, lenity, lessening, letdown,
     letup, lightening, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity,
     looseness, loosening, lulling, magnanimity, mellowness,
     mercifulness, mercy, mindfulness, mitigation, modulation,
     mollification, morbidezza, negligence, nonresistiveness,
     nonrigidity, obligingness, overindulgence, overpermissiveness,
     pacification, palliation, pardon, pathos, patience,
     patience of Job, patientness, permissiveness, perseverance, pity,
     plushiness, pulpiness, quarter, quietening, quieting, reduction,
     regard, regardfulness, relaxation, relaxedness, relief, remission,
     remissness, reprieve, ruth, satininess, self-control, self-pity,
     silkiness, slackening, slackness, sloppiness, softening, softness,
     solicitousness, solicitude, soothing, sponginess, stoicism,
     subduement, sufferance, sweet reasonableness, sympathy, tact,
     tactfulness, tempering, tenderness, thought, thoughtfulness,
     tolerance, toleration, tranquilization, unrestraint, unsolidity,
     velvetiness, waiting game, waiting it out, weakness

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