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tolerant or lenient

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not strict

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characterized by tolerance and mercy

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The Attorney General's Office announced on October 13 that he would not be referring their sentences to the Court of Appeal as he did not consider them "unduly lenient.
The judge said the five-year sentence was "lenient", but he was not persuaded it was unduly lenient.
The former Manchester United star said he tends to be more lenient on his only daughter than his older sons Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, and 10-year-old Cruz.
Summary: Pro-Syrian parties and officials in Lebanon are responsible for the recent verdict against former Minister Michel Samaha, MP Walid Jumblatt said Tuesday, adding that such a lenient sentence would encourage more attacks.
But that term was beefed up to five-and-a-half years' immediate detention after solicitor general Robert Buckland QC referred it to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.
But today an AGO spokeswoman said: "After a number of complaints, we carefully considered whether Stuart Kerner's sentence could be referred to the Court of Appeal for being too low - as part of the 'unduly lenient sentence scheme'.
A sentence can be considered unduly lenient where it "falls outside the range of sentences which the judge, applying his mind to all the relevant factors, could reasonably consider appropriate".
Global Banking News-September 26, 2014--Former Fed official says apex bank lenient to companies
The analysis concludes that while the spending provisions are more focused on repatriation of the illegal crossers and thus a significant improvement over the Senate and White House proposals, the provisions on handling Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) are more lenient than current law, assuring that the influx of juveniles will continue.
He was given a lenient sentence of eight years in jail and a 10-year driving ban, but lo and behold, judges at the Criminal Appeal Court said the sentence was reduced to just over six years in jail, of which he will do about three years, and a driving ban of only five years.
As of now, Indian custom authorities are much more lenient on expat Indians bringing gold into the country.
After the announcement, Grieve said: "I am pleased that the court found that 15 months was unduly lenient and have today increased that sentence to 30 months and I hope that this case has highlighted the fact that historical sexual offences are always taken very seriously and show that the law still applies, whoever the offender may be.
Summary: Nairobi: Kenya plans to bolster current lenient sentences for convicted wildlife poachers or ivory smugglers .
It ruled that the term was indeed too lenient, and increased it to 11 years.
The sanctions, including ordering the Serbian Under-21 team to play one match behind closed doors and to fine the national federation PS65,000 was widely criticised for being too lenient.