sudden passion


sudden passion
Characteristically .of sudden development. In the definition of manslaughter as homicide committed without premeditation but under the influence of "sudden passion," the words mean any intense and vehement emotional excitement of the kind prompting to violent and aggressive action, as rage, anger, hatred, furious resentment or terror. State v Linville, 148 Kan 142, 79 P2d 869.

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