- mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
- a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone;
"too much indulgence spoils a child"
- lightening a penalty or excusing from a chore by judges or parents or teachers
- The accused craved for leniency.被告恳求宽大处理。
- The judge showed leniency to the prisoner .法官对该囚犯给予宽大处理。