verb (used with object), pal·li·at·ed, pal·li·at·ing.
Origin of palliate
Examples from the Web for palliation
It left no excuse, no palliation for a career such as that of Lucile Ollnee.Victor Ollnee's Discipline|Hamlin Garland
We were willing to receive these as some excuse and palliation for the unhappy lady's own conduct.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
But what palliation shall you find for a rogue with so little pride in his art, that he exercised it 'half loth, half consenting'?A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
I make no excuses, I offer no palliation; I merely state facts.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
Appearances were against you, and your condemnation was my brother's palliation, if not acquittal.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
British Dictionary definitions for palliation
Word Origin for palliate
Word Origin and History for palliation
"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.