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Palliation meaning

palliation - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices.
  2. 2. Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease.
  3. 3. That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised.

palliation - examples of usage

  1. Major Roper only says this to convince himself that he might have forgotten the name- a sort of washy palliation of his Harrisson invention. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. Lady Russell gave her sympathies to the side of the Northern States, as was but natural, seeing that the success of the North would mean the abolition of that system of slavery which was to her heart and to her conscience incapable of defence or of palliation. - "Lady-John-Russell", MacCarthy, Desmond.
  3. " There is no excuse for the acts I have committed; there can be no palliation for them. - "The Last Woman", Ross Beeckman.
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