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extenuatory

[ik-sten-yoo-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈstɛn yu əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
tending to extenuate; characterized by extenuation; extenuating.
Origin of extenuatory
1800-1810
From the Late Latin word extenuātōrius, dating back to 1800-10. See extenuate, -tory1
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  • Coupled, however, as the inculpation is with extenuatory remarks, we think Lord Byrons observations valuable.

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