Definition of crime passionnel in English:

crime passionnel

Line breaks: crime pas¦sion|nel
Pronunciation: /ˌkriːm pasjəˈnɛl

noun (plural crimes passionnels pronunc. same)

  • A crime, typically a murder, committed in a fit of sexual jealousy.
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    • The Italian court won't grant a divorce, but a crime passionnel warrants a judicial wink and a nod.
    • He declared himself spellbound by something uniquely French, the crime passionnel, or crime of passion.
    • As in France, Monégasque justice is very lenient to what is called crime passionnel.


French, 'crime of passion'.

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