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[ik-sten-yoo-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. tending to extenuate; characterized by extenuation; extenuating.
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Origin of extenuatory

From the Late Latin word extenuātōrius, dating back to 1800–10. See extenuate, -tory1
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Related Words for extenuatory

compensating, saving, extenuating, compensatory, extenuatory, redemptive

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Historical Examples of extenuatory

  • Coupled, however, as the inculpation is with extenuatory remarks, we think Lord Byrons observations valuable.

    The History of Prostitution

    William W. Sanger