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adjective lenient pronunciation in American English /ˈliniənt/
  1. if a person or system is lenient, they punish someone less severely than they could
    lenient with:

    The judge was lenient with her as this was her first offense.

    1. a.
      used about the punishment itself

      The prosecution complained that Gutierrez's sentence was far too lenient.

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