LE'NIENT, a. [L. 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, n. That which softens or assuages; an emollient.