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The Google definition for both words is: he fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency.

Which one is used most nowadays? Thank you.

  • Welcome to ELU, marcel. Please show some evidence of research (at least a couple of dictionary definitions). While these probably won't fully answer your question, they will show others which dictionaries don't give detailed-enough definitions. – Edwin Ashworth May 21 at 14:18
  • LENIENCE: the fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency. LENIENCY: the fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency. Definitions provided by Google. – marcel_pi May 21 at 16:55
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    Please edit the question to show your research and also source it. – Cascabel May 21 at 18:35
  • Okay, so your definitions show that Googles – Andrew Leach May 21 at 18:41
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Which one is used more nowadays?

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ngrams

Note: In the future, do this kind of look-up yourself before asking here.

  • Why, for once, when an ngram is useful, is it being downvoted?? I just don't get it. – Lambie May 22 at 17:58

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