crime of passion

Definition of "crime of passion"
  1. An offense carried out in a state of intense emotion that allows no time for thought or reflection, reducing potential conviction from murder to manslaughter
How to use "crime of passion" in a sentence
  1. In a fit of anger over his partner's infidelity, he committed a crime of passion.
  2. The accused was found guilty of a crime of passion after reacting violently upon discovering his partner's betrayal.
  3. A crime of passion may result in a lesser sentence due to the absence of specific intent to kill.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z