Definition of aggravated in English:



  • 1attributive (of an offence) made more serious by attendant circumstances.

    ‘aggravated burglary’
    • ‘He was jailed for three years in December 2002 for aggravated burglary and other offences.’
    • ‘In Italy he was convicted in his absence of aggravated fraud and sentenced to imprisonment and to a fine.’
    • ‘In other words, smoking dope is equivalent to a parking violation but the penalty for peddling it is equal to that for manslaughter or aggravated rape.’
    • ‘That is, a jury could return a verdict of simple possession though the charge is for an aggravated crime?’
    • ‘A 1996 immigration reform law allows the government to deport illegal aliens convicted of an aggravated felony.’
    • ‘A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.’
    • ‘However, prosecutors were more likely to accept a plea bargaining offer from white defendants accused of racially aggravated offences.’
    • ‘White was arrested the next day in Bingley but denied any involvement although he was found guilty of charges of aggravated burglary and assault occasioning actual bodily harm at trial.’
    • ‘It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a grand scale, and men going at it blind - as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness.’
    • ‘This makes cannabis dealing as serious as aggravated rape or armed robbery, at the same time that personal use is put on a par with anti-depressants and steroids.’
    • ‘Kim was convicted of an aggravated felony, served his sentence, and upon his release, was taken into custody by the federal government pending deportation.’
    • ‘The total number of aggravated burglaries or robberies recorded in Limerick that year was 118, a decrease of 23 per cent from the previous year.’
    • ‘He had a record of aggravated rape, burglary, kidnapping.’
    • ‘He pleaded guilty to three robberies, kidnap and one offence of aggravated burglary.’
    • ‘He was in jail on aggravated assault and aggravated robbery charges.’
    • ‘How does the 17-year minimum starting point for aggravated murder under the Sentencing Act compare with the legislation it replaced?’
    • ‘The suspects were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault and theft.’
    • ‘What's more, the alleged shooter reportedly is the wife of one of the inmates, who was serving 35 years for aggravated robbery and assault.’
    • ‘Williams was ultimately acquitted of aggravated manslaughter charges, but convicted of attempting to cover up the fatal shooting of a limousine driver.’
    • ‘But for aggravated murder in this circumstance, we believe that it will be founded upon two deaths, the fetus and the mother.’
    1. 1.1 (of a penalty) made more severe in recognition of the seriousness of an offence.
      ‘aggravated damages’
      • ‘Were they found liable for exemplary or aggravated damages?’
      • ‘His claim for aggravated exemplary damages failed.’
      • ‘The principal difference between the two awards (other than in respect of general, exemplary and aggravated damages) lay in the cost of reinstatement of the trees.’
      • ‘Exemplary damages are distinguishable from basic and aggravated damages in that their only function is to punish the tortfeasor.’
      • ‘Beefeater also submits that no damages should be paid to the plaintiff for mental distress, or for punitive or aggravated damages.’
      • ‘The jury assessed the plaintiff's total damages, including aggravated and punitive damages at $615,000.’
      • ‘The plaintiffs also claim punitive exemplary and aggravated damages.’
      • ‘I would award aggravated damages against each of the defendants in the sum of $50, 000.00.’
      • ‘Was the figure, in your view, a high figure, and what's your view about the awarding of the aggravated and exemplary damages?’
      • ‘The plaintiff claims damages including damages for loss of remuneration, damages for mental distress and exemplary, aggravated and punitive damages.’
      • ‘The Plaintiff seeks aggravated damages for the anger, frustration, disappointment and hurt he felt as a result of being prevented from going across the logging road to his lot.’
      • ‘It appears that your clients conduct falls within the necessary definition both for aggravated and exemplary damages, and we take a serious view of it.’
      • ‘Damages awarded for this type of loss are sometimes called aggravated damages, as the defendant's conduct aggravates the injury done.’
      • ‘Exemplary and aggravated damages in defamation cases are examples of what you say.’
      • ‘They obviously do not include injury to feelings or psychiatric damage, let alone aggravated damages.’
      • ‘Why is it not defamatory and why could not the appellant have recovered, in New South Wales, aggravated damages by reason of the psychiatric harm that she said she suffered?’
      • ‘For example it may be easier to obtain aggravated damages in a case of unlawful means conspiracy than it would be in an action against each defendant separately.’
      • ‘The jury made plain that their award was for aggravated compensatory damages.’
      • ‘Counsel for the plaintiff conceded that a special award claim under the insurance legislation is different from a claim for punitive and aggravated damages.’
      • ‘Malger seeks an award of damages for its lease fleet, annual income stream and punitive and aggravated damages.’