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PASSION Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the definition of manslaughter as homicide committed without premeditation but under the influence of sudden “passion,” this term means any intense and vehement emotional excitement of the kind prompting to violent and aggressive ac- tion, as, rage, anger, hatred, furious resentment, or terror. See Stell v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 58 S. W. 75; State v. Johnson, 23 N. C. 362, 35 Am. Dec. 742.


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