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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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The aggravating factor, or factors, found to exist are sufficient to warrant a sentence of death: and,
The aggravating factors for the offence introduced by the Bill are:
The third aggravating factor was the context in which Mr Suarez used the insulting words.
Disqualified drivers who kill on the roads would face a jail term of between 36 weeks and two years, as would uninsured or unlicensed drivers whose actions lead to a fatality in cases where there are two or more aggravating factors.
The defendant originally received a 12-year sentence, but the judge in the case elevated it to 16 years, based on aggravating facts presented at a sentencing hearing after the trial.
Arizona, the Supreme Court held that a jury, not a judge, must find beyond a reasonable doubt any aggravating factors that are necessary in order for a defendant to be eligible for the death penalty.
In issuing fresh guidelines on sentencing for such offences, Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting with two other senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London, identified a list of aggravating and mitigating factors to be taken into account.
In issuing fresh guidelines on sentencing for such offences,Lord Woo lf, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting with two other senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London, identified a list of aggravating and mitigating factors to be taken into account.
It should be regarded as an aggravating factor and we recommend should be sentenced with two to five years imprisonment.
When you make something heavier or more grave or serious, you are aggravating it.
Creech,(1) the United States Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of a statutory aggravating circumstance to be considered by Idaho judges in capital cases.
If there is a factual dispute about the presence of an aggravating fact, the guidelines permit judges to make findings by a "preponderance of the evidence" (or more likely than not) standard.