He had fought his fight, and gained, and paid the price without a murmur, seeking no palliation.
But what then can I plead for a palliation to myself of my mother's sufferings on my account?
What have you to say in palliation of the injury you have done me?
What had I to do but to try for a palliation of my confusion, since it served me not?
Would I dare, she asked me, to offer at a palliation of my baseness?
The prisoner felt that nothing could be said in palliation of this charge.
The event was too positive and too flagrant to admit of doubt or palliation.
"She's pretty near all in," he said, in palliation of this action.
It covered everything; there was not a flicker of hope or palliation.
Sometimes remorse is advanced by criminals as a palliation of their crimes.
"alleviate without curing," early 15c., from Medieval Latin palliatus, literally "cloaked," from past participle of Late Latin palliare "cover with a cloak, conceal," from Latin pallium "cloak" (see pall (n.)). Related: Palliated; palliating; palliation.
palliate pal·li·ate (pāl'ē-āt')
v. pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing, pal·li·ates
To reduce the severity of; to relieve somewhat.