crime of passion
- 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
- In a fit of anger over his partner's infidelity, he committed a crime of passion.
- The accused was found guilty of a crime of passion after reacting violently upon discovering his partner's betrayal.
- A crime of passion may result in a lesser sentence due to the absence of specific intent to kill.