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noun [uncountable]     mitigation pronunciation in British English
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    legal things that are said in a court of law to explain why someone committed a crime so that it seems less bad
    in mitigation:

    In mitigation, John Culver QC submitted that his client had been severely depressed at the time the offence was committed.

    in mitigation of something:

    The judge refused to accept any of the excuses put forward in mitigation of these serious offences.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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