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Synonyms for excusatory

offering or expressing apology


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Betraying his dilemma caused by young age, Chick's excusatory response predicates itself upon his sense of ineffectiveness against an authoritative male adult--whether his father or uncle--who not only denies Chick an empowering car but also inhibits the youth's intellectual and physical freedom: "He wouldn't only have refused, he would have locked me up where I couldn't even have walked out there, let alone had a horse.
Ultimately, the fundamental question of principle ought to be not whether sports governing bodies should be exempt on some excusatory basis, but whether on the proper application of the internal market rules there are legitimately justiciable economic activities within the ambit of internal market regulators that originate in sport.
There are two excusatory phrases in the criminal justice lexicon which provoke in me immediate suspicion, especially when used by government ministers or the police.
8) The most extreme position is that of Keith Polette, for whom Andrea is 'a kind of emotional money-changer who delights in the deficits [sic] which he secretly forces others to inflict upon him' and who contrives to turn almost every sentence uttered by the painter into a revelation of his ignominy: 'del Sarto can do little more than spout explanatory and excusatory statements which are rooted neither in deeds nor in sympathetic understanding'.
It does this by offering him various possible justificatory and excusatory defenses to non-fault-anticipating criminal wrongs.
But these and other excusatory assertions are so embedded in accusations that it often seems that what is given with one hand is taken back with the other.
Research for excusatory factors led into the all-the-go Freudian-Jungen pastures of the 'twenties.
In these cases, he suggests, the objective reasonableness requirement "shows that it [the mistake claim] is really doing excusatory work respecting wrong.
Hence theorists have striven to find a "third theory" capable of accommodating both provocation's excusatory element found in the fact that D was driven to act by great anger, and provocation's, justificatory element found in the fact that (inmost jurisdictions) this anger must have been sparked by grave provocation.