Origin of extenuation
Examples from the Web for extenuation
Historical Examples of extenuation
In extenuation of this summary attempt I hasten to explain that its chief merit is its lack of originality.In Morocco
In every respect they were so evenly matched that the test of battle could have no aftermath of extenuation.The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812
Ralph D. Paine
In extenuation I urge that he was a very weary, sick old man.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections
A. Edward Newton
I, too, have left my post of duty—but let the result be an extenuation of my desertion.By Force of Impulse
Harry V. Vogt
He does not seem to have had even a fondness for fruit to plead in extenuation of his larceny.
early 15c., from Latin extenuationem (nominative extenuatio), noun of action from past participle stem of extenuare (see extenuate).