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What does it mean to Mitigate?

To lessen the harm or consequences of something. In contract law, for example, the law usually requires a nonbreaching party to affirmatively try to prevent further harm from occuring by entering into a new agreement with another party or to prevent unneccessary loss (i.e. find a new tenant in the event that the original tenant breaks a lease).

See Also: Consequential Damages, Damages

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