Definition of Extenuating

1. Adjective. Partially excusing or justifying. "Extenuating circumstances"

Similar to: Exculpatory



Definition of Extenuating

1. Verb. (present participle of ''extenuate'') ¹

2. Adjective. That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extenuating

1. extenuate [v] - See also: extenuate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extenuating

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Literary usage of Extenuating

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1. The Criminal Code of Japan by Japan, Joseph Ernest De Becker (1907)
"OF extenuating CIRCUMSTANCES. 66. When extenuating circumstances exist in favour of an offender, they may be considered, and the penalty reduced ac- ..."

2. Criminology by Raffaele Garofalo (1914)
"extenuating Circumstances In passing, a word may be proper on the subject of extenuating circumstances. The principle here involved is one which effected ..."

3. Journal of Comparative Legislation and International Law by Society of Comparative Legislation, London (1908)
"extenuating Circumstances " in France.—The late Lord Coleridge was driving towards his ... One expedient is the recognition of " extenuating circumstances. ..."

4. The Bookman (1907)
"This we are ready to accept as "extenuating circumstances." Frankly, The is worth reading. It George Ade in Zenda Vein Slim Princess will furnish an hour's ..."

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