justifiable homicide

Definition of "justifiable homicide"
  1. A blameless killing that arises from legitimate actions such as self-defense, an accident, or necessary police enforcement, differing from defenses reducing penalty or crime degree
How to use "justifiable homicide" in a sentence
  1. In an act of self-protection, she committed a justifiable homicide.
  2. The police officer's actions leading to the suspect's death was ruled as justifiable homicide.
  3. During the accidental shooting at the hunting trip, it was deemed a case of justifiable homicide.

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