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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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After coding the weighted factors, the Aggravator point total in each case was determined by adding up the Aggravator points.
To justify greater punishment on grounds of desert or deterrence, these aggravators must distinguish the offense on the basis of greater culpability or greater harm.
In Alabama, judges provided no or minimal description of the aggravators (62 percent), the mitigating factors (68 percent), and the weighing process (81 percent).
183) As Blakely has been applied to GBMI through Clifton and the 2012 statutory revisions, the prosecution must prove all elements of GBMI beyond a reasonable doubt, making the GBMI analogous to a sentencing aggravator.
In Illinois, the Supreme Court held that each aggravator narrowed, and rhetorically asked: "(e)ven assuming the death penalty statute could have 'too many' aggravating factors rendering a first degree murder defendant eligible for the death penalty, how many aggravating factors are too many?
Some of the other common statutory aggravators also include whether the defendant had a prior conviction for murder, whether the murder was committed for money, whether the murder was "outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible or inhumane" or "heinous, atrocious, cruel, or depraved.
Consultancy McKinsey says insufficient research and development is another aggravator of Africa's healthcare crisis.
sentencing scheme to require that a jury unanimously find an aggravator.
Other phrases in the song include: "Life's an aggravator, I plan to give it up" and "I hurt my backbone, I start to givin' up, the bills are pilin' up".
But they usually don't even mention population, the cause or aggravator of all the problems, let alone suggest measures to counter its growth.
But it would be an enormous global warming aggravator even if its cattle produced no methane, because Brazilian farmers burn rainforest land to create pastures.