- As the term is used in the definition of manslaughter committed under sudden passion arising from an adequate cause, such cause as would commonly produce a degree of anger, rage, resentment, or terror, in a person of ordinary temper, sufficient to render the mind incapable of cool reflection. Boyett v State, 2 Tex App 93, 100. See adequate provocation.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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