I noun abatement, abridgment, adjustment, alleviation, assuagement, attenuation, comforting, decrease, diminishment, diminution, easing, lessening, levamentum, levatio, lightening, mitigatio, moderation, palliation, reduction, relaxation, relief, softening, soothing, weakening associated concepts: mitigation of damages, mitigation of sentence II index abatement (reduction), decrease, diminution, excuse, extenuating circumstances, justification, moderation, mollification, relief (release), remission, solace

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

If one party suffers loss due to a breach of contract by the other, the innocent party must take all reasonable steps to reduce his own losses following the breach. He cannot simply let the losses mount by taking no action.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

reduction. It is used in plea in mitigation – an attempt to keep the sentence to a minimum, and in mitigation of damages, the duty on the victim of a contract-breaker or a delinquent or tort-fea-sor to keep his losses within reason. Extraordinary measures do not have to be taken to mitigate damages.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

A duty to mitigate that arises in relation to the commission of a tort or breach of contract. The claimant cannot recover damages for any part of his loss which he could have avoided by taking reasonable steps.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

A reduction, abatement, or diminution of a penalty or punishment imposed by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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