aggravated

aggravated
ag·gra·vat·ed adj: characterized by aggravating elements (as the use of a deadly weapon)
aggravated kidnapping

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

aggravated
index gross (flagrant)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


aggravated
adj. In criminal and tort law, a crime or tort becoming worse or more serious due to certain circumstances (determined by a statute for aggravated crimes and usually by statute and case law for aggravated torts) that occur or are present during the commission of the crime or tort, such as the possession of a deadly weapon, the youthfulness or pregnancy of the victim, or the reckless disregard for the other people's safety. The perpetrator of an aggravated crime is usually subject to more severe penalties than for unaggravated forms of offense. The perpetrator of an aggravated tort is subject to punitive damages.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • aggravated — adjective 1. made more severe or intense especially in law aggravated assault • Similar to: ↑intense 2. incited, especially deliberately, to anger aggravated by passive resistance the provoked animal attacked the child • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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