Aggravation, * crimes, torts. That which increases the enormity of a crime or the injury of a wrong. The opposite of extenuation.

2. - 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.

* From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856 Edition. Please see Bouvier's Legal Abbreviations & Abbreviated References for help with obscure nomenclature & references.

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