matter in aggravation

Definition of "matter in aggravation"
  1. A situation that makes a crime more severe or serious
How to use "matter in aggravation" in a sentence
  1. The defendant's previous criminal record was considered a matter in aggravation during sentencing.
  2. The presence of a weapon at the crime scene was deemed a matter in aggravation.
  3. The harm inflicted on multiple victims was perceived as a matter in aggravation in the robbery case.

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