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extenuation

[ik-sten-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ɪkˌstɛn yuˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of extenuating.
2.
the state of being extenuated.
3.
something that extenuates; a partial excuse:
The youth of the defendant served as an extenuation.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English extenuacioun < Latin extenuātiōn- (stem of extenuātiō). See extenuate, -ion
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Examples for extenuation
  • Sometimes-it can hardly be said in extenuation-the heel that crunches is applied in saddening ignorance.
  • It may not be feasible to make this extenuation a consistent one.
  • The conditions were favorable for remembrance of all his good deeds, and generous extenuation of all his evil ones.
  • Little evidence of mitigation, extenuation or rehabilitation was received.
  • He was given the opportunity to file objections and submit material in refutation, extenuation, or mitigation.
  • Applicant was given the opportunity to file objections and submit material in extenuation, mitigation, or refutation.
  • He was recalled briefly during sentencing as a defense witness in extenuation and mitigation.
  • Applicant was afforded an opportunity to file objections and submit material in refutation, extenuation, or mitigation.

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