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noun as in forbearance

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There is not a strict description for what qualifies as DAW software, and there are many programs that may or may not be considered DAWs depending on the leniency of the definition.

In the joint 2019 investigation, The Post and Courier and ProPublica revealed how South Carolina’s cloaked system of oversight for its state judges resulted in leniency and allowed allegations to remain buried — sometimes for years.

In Suffolk County, cases are randomly assigned to prosecutors, and those prosecutors vary in their leniency.

From Time

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the majority in all of the decisions that granted more leniency, and her spot on the court has been filled by conservative Amy Coney Barrett.

Prosecutors offered to recommend leniency for his full and substantial cooperation, but also made clear Schaffer could be charged with other crimes of violence if they learn of them.

The governor of Punjab province, a Muslim man, called publicly for leniency for her.

The self-declared caliphate is targeting its leniency, such as it is, along strictly sectarian lines.

Nobody really expected leniency, but still there was hope because the charges against the journalists were so far-fetched.

You are only entitled to such leniency if you tell the truth.

But neither the failure of his plans nor his guilty plea brought leniency.

With regard to the able-bodied pauper, at any rate for the first fifteen years after 1871, there was to be no leniency.

We are willing, however, to offer a leniency not required by the circumstances.

Surely leniency is the most becoming of all virtues, even in persons who have least need of anyone's indulgence.

And this leniency and forgiveness were the more remarkable, since he was not demonstrative in his affections and friendships.

I am thus confident of your leniency, because it seems to me that my case is not only a plain, but an interesting one.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leniency, such as: compassion, mercy, tolerance, charity, kindness, and lenience.

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