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extenuation meaning and definition

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Definition of extenuation (noun)

  1. a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
  2. to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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