made more severe or intense, especially in law; as, aggravated assault.
To be made worse by more serious circumstances, ie, deadly force, violence, or the commission of another crime.
(assault, battery, arson, etc.) Circumstances surrounding the commission of a crime or tort which increase or add to its injurious consequences.
A condition which makes an offense more serious, and subjects the offender to greater punishment. Example: using a deadly weapon, or wearing clothing that conceals one's identity, in the commission of an assault constitutes aggravated assault. [Go to source
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