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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. clearing of guilt or blame;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mitigating \mitigating\ adj. serving to reduce blame; -- of situations; as, mitigating factors; mitigating circumstances. Opposite of aggravating. [Narrower terms: exculpatory] Syn: extenuating. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exculpatory \Ex*cul"pa*to*ry\ Clearing, or tending to clear, from alleged fault or guilt; excusing. "An exculpatory letter." --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exculpatory adj 1: clearing of guilt or blame [ant: inculpative, inculpatory]