from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of extenuation; tending to extenuate; extenuating.
- n. An extenuating plea or circumstance.
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Upon these also he had to expect the sharpest interrogation, to the mortification attendant upon which he could only oppose evidence extenuative of, but in no case justifying, undeniable self-contradiction.
11 She also made the like extenuative plea on the scaffold. 12 Judge Parry seems to follow some of the contemporary writers in assuming that Anne was a spy in the pay of the Lord Privy Seal, the Earl of Northampton.