- The definition of aggravated is something that intensifies or worsens something like a condition or circumstance.
Carrying a gun while committing a burglary is an example of aggravated burglary and carries with it a more severe penalty.
- Aggravated is defined as something was made more intense or acute.
Making a wound worse by picking at it is an example of aggravated.
Law designating an especially grave form of a specified offense: aggravated robbery
- simple past tense and past participle of aggravate
aggravated - Legal Definition
In criminal and tort law, a crime or tort becoming worse or more serious due to certain circumstances (determined by a statute for aggravated crimes and usually by statute and case law for aggravated torts) that occur or are present during the commission of the crime or tort, such as the possession of a deadly weapon, the youthfulness or pregnancy of the victim, or the reckless disregard for the other people’s safety. The perpetrator of an aggravated crime is usually subject to more severe penalties than for unaggravated forms of offense. The perpetrator of an aggravated tort is subject to punitive damages. See also mitigating circumstance and simple.
- The disease is believed to be aggravated by chronic anaemia.
- These cracks are probably due to shrinkage while setting, aggravated by changes in temperature.
- The confusion was aggravated by the incursion of the Gauls into the Balkan Peninsula in 279; Ptolemy Ceraunus perished, and a period of complete anarchy succeeded in Macedonia.
- The return journey was one of terrible hardship aggravated by scurvy, and the party narrowly escaped Scott's fate.
- The hunting of human beings to make them slaves was greatly aggravated by the demand of the European colonies.