Definition of crime passionnel in English:

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crime passionnel

Pronunciation: /ˌkrēm ˌpasyəˈnel/

noun (plural crimes passionnels pronounced same)

A crime, typically a murder, committed in a fit of sexual jealousy.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Early 20th century: French, literally 'crime of passion'.

Words that rhyme with crime passionnel

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Syllabification: crime pas·si·on·nel

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