extenuation definition

  • noun:
    • The act of extenuating or perhaps the problem to be extenuated; limited justification.
    • A partial excuse.
    • The act of extenuating and/or state to be extenuated; the work of making thin, slender, or slim, or of palliating; decreasing, or decreasing; palliation, by a crime; mitigation, as of discipline.
    • The work of axtenuating and/or state to be extenuated; the act of creating thin, slender, or slim, or of palliating; decreasing, or decreasing; palliation, since a crime; mitigation, at the time of punishment.
    • The act of making slim; the process of growing thin or slim; the dropping of flesh.
    • The work of earning less, or that which makes less, in relevance or level; a diminishing of blame or shame actually or in estimation; minimization; palliation: as, their faults deserve no extenuation; a charitable function is no extenuation of crime.
    • a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less really serious than it seems by showing mitigating conditions
    • to act in a way concerning cause an offense to look less really serious
    • The work of extenuating or the problem of being extenuated; partial justification.
    • A partial excuse.
    • The act of extenuating or even the state to be extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or decreasing; palliation, at the time of a crime; mitigation, as of discipline.
    • The work of axtenuating or the condition to be extenuated; the work of creating thin, thin, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; minimization, as of discipline.
    • The act of creating thin; the process of growing thin or lean; the dropping of skin.
    • The act of earning less, or whatever makes less, in relevance or degree; a diminishing of fault or guilt actually or perhaps in estimation; mitigation; palliation: as, his faults deserve no extenuation; a charitable purpose isn't any extenuation of criminal activity.
    • a partial reason to mitigate censure; an effort to express an offense as less really serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
    • to act so regarding cause an offense to look less really serious

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