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EXTENUATION. That which renders a crime or tort less heinous than it would be without it: it is opposed to aggravation. (q.v. )
     2. In general, extenuating circumstances go in mitigation of punishment in criminal cases, or of damages in those of a civil nature. See Aggravation; Mitigation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In extenuation, it's also fair to remark that the failure to check whether the Saracens centre Alex Lowokoski had been tackled into touch before he passed the ball in the build-up to the only try of the match was not only regrettable but decidedly strange in these days when referees will so often seek advice from the TMO for possible knock-ons, forward passes and cases of obstruction.
Multiple regressions are an extenuation of bivariate correlation and used when the independent variables are correlated with one another and with the independent variable examples as the table below shows the descriptive statistic for TGB, COM, MC and PS.
The group A4, demonstrated the extenuation of glomerular tuft but the mesangial cellularity was not observed, Bowman's spaces were clear, glomerular capillaries had thin basement membranes and endothelial thickening were not observed (Fig.
This week, in Chapter 10, the rabbis dealt with the complementary case of a "rebellious elder," zaken mamre; but in this case, it was interesting to see, they make no such effort at extenuation. It seems as if the rabbis are harsher on rebellion when it comes from an elderly and respected member of the community than when it comes from a gluttonous and drunken youth.
(58) Defense counsel should take note when assisting their clients with mitigation and extenuation matters and appeals of non-judicial punishment.
(19) The required instructions must include a statement of (1) any mandatory maximum or minimum, (2) the effect of a punitive discharge and confinement or a confinement greater than six months on the accused's pay, (3) the procedures for deliberation, (4) the members' sole responsibility for choosing an appropriate sentence, and (5) "[a] statement that the members should consider all matters in extenuation, mitigation, and aggravation, whether introduced before or after findings, and matters introduced under R.C.M.
Rien (ni meme Dieu) ne disparait plus par la fin ou la mort, mais par proliferation, contamination, saturation et transparence, extenuation et extermination, par epidemie de simulation, transfert dans l'existence seconde de la simulation.
In summary, the reality is that racing now competes in a more keenly contested marketplace, and the Euros, the World Cup and big GAA clashes are among the major events understandably cited in extenuation for some of the plummeting Flat figures.
They observed using MRI that exposure to electromagnetic field caused extenuation of cortical ischemia oedema and reduction of neuronal injury in cortical area [54].
In response, leftists typically argue in extenuation that Muslims are excluded from the mainstream by bigotry and lack of opportunity, not by their own distinctive mores.