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Aggravation

Ag`gra`va´tion
n.1.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.
2.Exaggerated representation.
By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head.
- Addison.
3.An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
4.Provocation; irritation.
Noun1.aggravation - an exasperated feeling of annoyance
Synonyms: exasperation
2.aggravation - unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
3.aggravation - action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"
Synonyms: exacerbation

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.

AGGRAVATION, 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 aggravation; 3 Wils. R. 294; and this matter need not be proved by the plaintiff or answered by the defendant.

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