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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmitigatingmit‧i‧gat‧ing /ˈmɪtəɡeɪtɪŋ/ adjective   mitigating circumstances/factors
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mitigatingDid a white-hot surge of anger and disillusion count as a mitigating circumstance, disturbing the balance of the mind?A mitigating circumstance is the fact that few library users restrict themselves to one source alone for obtaining books.A good barrister - he'd known Thomas Walters for years - would be able to argue mitigating circumstances.In its defence, the Government pleads mitigating circumstances.Lancashire were subsequently fined £500, not £700, because of mitigating circumstances.Now, that decision has been overturned although the appeal judges spoke of strong mitigating factors in the case.There were also mitigating factors, Lord Lane said.There was no mitigating feature in the shape of a plea of guilty.
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