Definition of justifiable homicide in English:

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justifiable homicide


The killing of a person in circumstances that allow the act to be regarded in law as without criminal guilt.
Example sentences
  • I would then have admitted the crime, retained myself for the defense… and entered a plea of justifiable homicide.
  • And he was then not charged with any offence at all, because the law makes it quite clear that what he was engaged in doing amounts to justifiable homicide under the provisions I just spoke about.
  • Consider, for example, self-defense, a form of justifiable homicide.

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Syllabification: jus·ti·fi·a·ble hom·i·cide

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