leniency


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Synonyms for leniency

kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others

Synonyms for leniency

mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone

lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers

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I don't regard the choice as being between severity and leniency but what will reduce future serious crime being committed.
BEIRUT: The much-awaited security plan in the Bekaa Valley will be strictly implemented and authorities will show no leniency with anyone wanted for suspected criminal activity, Speaker Nabih Berri was quoted as saying Monday.
When Kelly was sentenced in December, many of the victims' families had urged the judge for leniency but others wanted him to feel the full force of the law.
Instead of booking all of the arrested persons for violating section 144, the police authorities booked them under sections 13, 20 and 65 separately showing leniency toward the activists of the religious outfit.
Defending him, Christodoulou's lawyers cited his EOKA stint as legitimate grounds for leniency.
RBS was not fined as it benefited from immunity under the Commission's 2006 Leniency Notice for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission and thereby avoided a fine of around 5 million for its participation in the infringement.
The decision by the CCP to grant leniency to Siemens- whereby the company acknowledged that it had colluded in a cartel of power distribution equipment manufacturers was hailed as a historic achievement by the media terming it as 'phenomenal' and a 'regulatory breakthrough'.
But after the lamentable sentence for Terry, the FA is hardly in a position of strength when it comes to lectures on leniency.
I would like to emphasize that there will be no leniency towards events that would prejudice the security of the homeland and the safety of citizens," Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said, according to a statement published by state news agency Kuna.
18 ( ANI ): China has wrapped up the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai's former police chief at the heart of British businessman Neil Heywood murder scandal, as Wang Lijun appealed for leniency claiming he had helped 'crack' the case.
Florian Miedel, Phillips' lawyer, asked for leniency and said it was unfair to treat the actions by the former contractor the same way as a person who was trying to send weapons or attack helicopters.
KingTuT The biggest dummies are the legal profession for their misplaced leniency.
Global Banking News-August 17, 2012--Swiss banks handover employees to US, to seek leniency in tax evasion charges(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
The second person said there could be at least two banks, besides Deutsche Bank, which have sought leniency under the European Commission's scheme to encourage whistleblowers.
We ask the court to treat him with exceptional leniency as his two children and their sick mother remain alone in Saudi Arabia.