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mercy

(mĕr′sē) [L. merces, reward]
In medicine, the compassionate provision of relief or mitigation of physical pain, mental suffering, or psychological distress.
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The participants said lenient Pakistan guarantees peaceful future of the country.
"I fully understand that sentencing in respect of offences in contravention of the Protection of Children Act 1978 cannot currently l b i d f be reviewed for being 'unduly lenient' since such offences aren't included in the list of offences which can be reviewed.
"This case is very serious and the sentence, in my view, is too lenient for such crimes.
The other suspects apologised and also asked for a lenient penalty.
Such lenient decisions , she said, are contrary to the commitment of the state to fight one of the "most hideous crimes plaguing society".
Duterte agreed that the illegal workers should be deported but noted that some countries have been lenient to Filipinos.
I have read the response of the Ministry and I think it is very lenient," the MP stated.
The appeal court can say with justification that the sentence was not "unduly" lenient as it fell within the range available to the court.
ACCORDING TO what Tom Dougherty labels the "lenient view," it "is only a minor wrong to deceive another person into sex by misleading him or her about certain personal features such as natural hair colour, occupation, or romantic intentions." (1) The lenient view sees such lies as sleazy and so morally unattractive, but a long way from deceiving someone into sex by successfully pretending to be his or her spouse, for example.
RAMALLAH, August 2, 2017 (WAFA) -- Palestinian officials said Wednesday that Israeli murderers of Palestinians who get pardoned by their government or get a lenient sentence in spite of the gravity of their crime should be tried by international criminal courts.
Giving judgement, Lord Justice Davis told the Court of Appeal in London that the sentence was "lenient", but not "unduly lenient".
Duterte decried that being too 'lenient' on drug criminals, in the hope that they could be reformed, would only allow them to commit more crimes once released from prison.