Leniency – meaning of the word and examples

Not as severe or strong in punishment or judgement as would be expected. (Cambridge Dictionary)

The fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

About the cartel leniency policy – European Commission.

http://ec.europa.eu/competition/cartels/leniency/leniency.html

Lenient Grades, Unreliable Grades.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/24/study-suggests-grading-leniency-result-rather-cause-low-grading-reliability

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