Pal`li*a"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. palliation.]
The act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices.
Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease.
That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised.
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