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Circumstance or circumstances may refer to:
- Attendant circumstance, a legal concept which Black's Law Dictionary defines as the "facts surrounding an event"
- Aggravating circumstance, circumstance attending the commission of a crime which increases its enormity or adds to its consequences
- Exigent circumstance, allowing law enforcement to enter a structure outside the bounds of a search warrant
- Extenuating circumstances, information regarding a defendant or crime that might result in reduced charges or a lesser sentence
Arts and media
- Circumstance (2011 film), a 2011 dramatic film written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz
- Circumstance (1922 film), a 1922 Australian silent film directed by Lawson Harris
- "Circumstance" (short story), an allegorical short story by Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
- Special Circumstances, a 'secret service'-type organisation in works by Iain M. Banks
- Pomp and Circumstance Marches, a series of marches for orchestra composed by Sir Edward Elgar
- "Circumstances" (song), a 1978 song by the Canadian band Rush
- Circumstances (rhetoric), questions whose answers are considered basic in information gathering or problem solving
- Communities of circumstance, a group of people who share a position, circumstance, or life experiences
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