Definition of aggravated in English:


Line breaks: ag¦gra|vated
Pronunciation: /ˈagrəveɪtɪd


[attributive] Law
  • 1(Of an offence) made more serious by attendant circumstances: aggravated burglary
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    • This makes cannabis dealing as serious as aggravated rape or armed robbery, at the same time that personal use is put on a par with anti-depressants and steroids.
    • But for aggravated murder in this circumstance, we believe that it will be founded upon two deaths, the fetus and the mother.
    • He had a record of aggravated rape, burglary, kidnapping.
  • 1.1(Of a penalty) made more severe in recognition of the seriousness of an offence: aggravated damages
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    • Exemplary and aggravated damages in defamation cases are examples of what you say.
    • The Plaintiff seeks aggravated damages for the anger, frustration, disappointment and hurt he felt as a result of being prevented from going across the logging road to his lot.
    • The plaintiffs also claim punitive exemplary and aggravated damages.

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