Lenity in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Lenity

the state of being merciful and forgiving towards others

Examples of Lenity in a sentence

After being found guilty, the nervous felon hoped that the judge would offer lenity and a short sentence.  🔊

Without a bit of lenity, the prosecutor announced his plan to seek the death penalty.  🔊

The third time the teen broke curfew, his mother decided to end her lenity and instill a tough punishment.  🔊

The family’s lenity towards their daughter’s killer was based on their Christian values and belief in forgiveness.  🔊

Lenity was shown to the new lacrosse player regarding penalties.  🔊

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