LE'NIENT, adjective [Latin leniens, from lenio, lenis, soft, mild.
1. Softening; mitigating; assuasive.
Time, that on all things lays his lenient hand, yet tames not this.
Sometimes with of; as lenient of grief.
2. Laxative; emollient.
Oils relax the fibers, are lenient balsamic.
LE'NIENT, noun That which softens or assuages; an emollient.