mitigating circumstances

pl n
  1. circumstances that may be considered to lessen the culpability of an offender

Words Nearby mitigating circumstances

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How to use mitigating circumstances in a sentence

  • There were some mitigating circumstances, however, in this surgical work:—it saved a lonely journey and a large doctor bill.

    Memoirs of Orange Jacobs | Orange Jacobs
  • But in view of the fact that there are mitigating circumstances, and that you wore another fellows tie, we will suspend sentence.

    For the Honor of Randall | Lester Chadwick