palli-, pallio, pallit- (Latin: mantle, covering; cloak).
1. A cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome.
2. Vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back (Roman Catholic Church).
3. In zoology, a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shel.
4. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the gray matter of the brain) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.
A robe, gown; the white gown of a candidate for the Roman consulship.
palliate, palliates, palliating:
1. To reduce the severity of; to relieve slightly; mitigate.
2. To ease or reduce effect or intensity, especially of a disease; to allay temporarily, as pain, without curing.
3. To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide; cloaked, covered, concealed; mitigated.
4. Cloaked; having its real nature concealed.
5. To make less emphatic or pronounced; to moderate, mitigate, qualify or tone down (especially one's action or statement).
6. To take up a more moderate position, to compromise; or to cover, cloak, hide, extenuate, conceal.
To palliate, extenuate, cloak. These words, as here compared, are used in a figurative sense in reference to our treatment of wrong action. We cloak in order to conceal completely. We extenuate a crime when we endeavor to show that it is less than has been supposed; we palliate a crime when we endeavor to cover or conceal its enormity, at least in part. This naturally leads us to soften some of its features, and thus palliate approaches extenuate until they have become nearly or quite identical .
Cloaked; covered over, concealed; superficially healed; extenuated.
1. The cloaking or concealing (of an act, etc.); that which serves to conceal or hide; a cloak, covering.
2. The action of disguising or seeking to make less conspicuous, the enormity of (a crime, etc.) by excuses and apologies; extenuation; excuse.
3. The alleviation of the symptoms and incidents of disease without curing it; hence, alleviation, mitigation, temporary relief.
1. Reducing the severity of; denoting the alleviation of symptoms without curing the underlying disease.
2. An agent that alleviates or eases a painful or uncomfortable condition.
3. Serving to relieve (a disease) superficially or temporarily, or to mitigate or alleviate (pain or other suffering).
4. Serving to cloak or conceal.
In a palliative manner, in a way that serves to lighten or mitigate.
Someone who palliates or alleges extenuating considerations; an extenuator (extenuate, to make a mistake or wrongdoing seem less serious than it first appears).
Characterized by palliation; having the function or effect of palliating.
The tubes of the mantle being assumed to be branchia or gills.
Pertaining to the mantle and the viscero-pericardial sac of a cephaopod.
In old English law, an ancient custom, where children were born out of wedlock, and their parents afterwards intermarried. The children together with the father and mother, stood under an extended cloth while the marriage was solemnized. It was in the nature of adoption. The children were legitimate by the civil, but not by the common, law. They were called "mantle children" in Germany, France, and Normandy. The custom also existed in Scotland.
Pertaining to the mantle and foot of a mollusc.
The cerebral cortex with its adjacent white substance, considered as a cover for the rest of the brain.
Cloaking or covering up again.
Incapable of being palliated or mitigated.