is a factor or fact, in the context or a crime or convicted defendant which supports an argument for a more lenient sentence, such as the mental health of the suspect or family circumstances.

MITIGATING FACTOR: "Mitigating factors can be used as excuses for an event or act of an individual, especially in the context of a court case."
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