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culpable homicide

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Definition of culpable homicide in English:

noun

[mass noun] Law
(In some jurisdictions, including Scotland, South Africa, and India) an act which has resulted in a person’s death but is held not to amount to murder.
Example sentences
  • They must protect life by enacting criminal legislation which aims to punish individuals who deprive others of their right to life - i.e. murder, manslaughter, culpable homicide, etc.
  • The jury convicted him of culpable homicide, rather than murder.
  • Convictions generally carry lesser sentences than in manslaughter or culpable homicide cases in the UK.

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