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Definitions of aggravation

  1. an exasperated feeling of annoyance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Exaggerated representation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Provocation; irritation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of aggravating, or making worse; - used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A making worse: any quality or circumstance which makes a thing worse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Act of aggravating; state of being worse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A making heavier or worse; an enhancing circumstance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of aggravating; accession of what aggravates; exaggeration; provocation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A making worse; what excites anger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. Any circumstance attending the commission of a crime or tort which increases its guilt or enormity or adds to its injurious consequences, but which is above and beyond the essential constituents of the crime or tort itself. Matter of aggravation, correctly understood, does not consist in acts of the same kind and description as those constituting the gist of the action, but in something done by the defendant, on the occasion of committing the trespass, which is, to some extent, of a different legal character from the principal act complained of. Hathaway v. Rice, 19 Vt. 107. In pleading. The introduction of matter into the declaration which tends to increase the amount of damages, but does not affect the right of action itself. Steph. PI. 257; 12 Mod. 597. thelawdictionary.org
  15. Crimes, torts. That which increases the enormity of a crime or the injury of a wrong. The opposite of extenuation. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. When a crime or trespass has been committed under aggravating circumstances, it is punished with more severity; and, the damages given to vindicate the wrong are greater. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. In pleading. The introduction of matter into the declaration which tends to increase the amount of damages, but does not affect the right of action itself. Steph. Pl. 257; 12 Mod. 597. See 3 An. Jur. 287, 313. An example of this is found in the case where a plaintiff declares in trespass for entering his house, and breaking his close, and tossing his goods about; the entry of the house is the principal ground and foundation of the action, and the rest is only stated by way of agravation; 3 Wils. R. 294; and this matter need not be proved by the plintiff or answered by the defendant. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. AGGRAVATION (from Lat. ad, increasing, and gravis, heavy), the making anything graver or more serious, especially of offences; also used as synonymous with "irritation." In the canon law "aggravation" was a form of ecclesiastical censure, threatening excommunication after three disregarded admonitions. en.wikisource.org
  19. The act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences. dictgcide_fs
  20. n. Act of making worse; - that which aggravates; - exaggerated representation; - provocation. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The act of aggravating; the circumstances which heighten guilt or calamity. Complete Dictionary
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