from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending or having power to mitigate; alleviating; softening.
  • noun That which has power to mitigate or alleviate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to mitigate or alleviate; mitigative.

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  • adjective reducing, lessening the effects of something, generally something painful or uncomfortable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear


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  • Judicial review under this section shall be limited to the imposition of a mitigatory action.

    Edward Harrison: The Trojan Horse In The Financial Reform Bill

  • The consternation of many is driven by the fact that in the absence of the mitigatory and ballasting influence of the U.S. presence, the central government in Baghdad may be powerless to stop men like Shaffir from turning their martial detachments into personal militias.

    S.D. Liddick: Hitchhiking in Anbar Province

  • In reviewing the Council's imposition of a mitigatory action, the court shall rescind or dismiss only those mitigatory actions it finds to be imposed in an arbitrary and capricious manner.

    Edward Harrison: The Trojan Horse In The Financial Reform Bill

  • Will proposed climate change legislation have a measurable mitigatory impact?

    Jeremy Jacquot: Are We Suffering from a Climate Change Information Overload?

  • The fate of one of these prisoners was uncertain; some mitigatory circumstances having come to light since his trial, which had been humanely represented in the proper quarter.

    Sketches by Boz

  • SDS contains the Committee on Environment and Social Impact (CESI), which is responsible for evaluating all IDB operations to address their environmental and social impact and to advise project teams and country governments on preventive and “mitigatory” strategies.

    Inter-American Development Bank

  • "All we can do is to plead mitigatory circumstances to our arrears situation and pray that the jury will see for itself how genuine our efforts at self-correction are."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • On Thursday Eksteen said that, in the first judgment, all the relevant aggravatory and mitigatory circumstances were considered and the court had concluded that the death sentence was imperatively called for.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In a written ruling issued Thursday, the court rejected their appeal against a High Court guilty verdict on murder conspiracy and weapons charges but said the men's sentences were excessive because of "the highly mitigatory features" of the case.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said there were "highly mitigatory factors" in favour of a light sentence for

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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