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lempning

substantiv

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mitigation

noun

Definitions of mitigation

if evidence is introduced in mitigation during a criminal trial then that evidence is intended to make the crime appear less serious and so less harshly punished

David Fish QC, in mitigation, said his client accepted his actions were inexcusable.

the action of mitigating (=reducing the harmful, unpleasant or bad effects of something)

Once a risk is identified, mitigation processes should be put in place.