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    Circumstances which render a crime less aggravated, heinous, or reprehensible than it would otherwise be.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    Circumstances that render a crime less aggravated, heinous, or reprehensible than it would otherwise be; circumstances that tend to lessen guilt and sometimes influence a reduced punishment.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    Circumstances that render a crime less aggravated, heinous, or reprehensible than it otherwise would be. Such circumstances ordinarily may be shown to reduce the punishment or damages.

    State Bar of Wisconsin. “News Reporters’ Legal Handbook”, 6th Ed. (2013)