adequate provocation

Provocation which is sufficient to reduce an intentional killing from murder to manslaughter and consisting of conduct on the part of the deceased which so excited the assailant as practically to enthrall his reason. State v Grugin, 147 Mo 39. See reasonable provocation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • adequate provocation — An adequate provocation to cause a sudden transport of passion that may suspend the exercise of judgment and exclude premeditation and a previously formed design is one that is calculated to excite such anger as might obscure the reason or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adequate — Sufficient; commensurate; equally efficient; equal to what is required; suitable to the case or occasion; satisfactory. Equal to some given occasion or work. Nissen v. Miller, 44 N.M. 487, 105 P.2d 324, 326 See also adequate care adequate cause… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adequate cause — Sufficient cause for a particular purpose. In criminal law, adequate cause for the passion which reduces a homicide committed under its influence from the grade of murder to manslaughter, means such cause as would commonly produce a degree of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adequate cause — 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… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • considerable provocation — A term of reference in the law only to express an element reducing a homicide from murder to manslaughter, and so elusive of accurate definition that the most that can be said is that it means legal provocation or adequate provocation, such being …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Voluntary manslaughter — Homicide Murde …   Wikipedia

  • Counter-intelligence — This article is a subset article of intelligence cycle security. National intelligence programs, and, by extension, the overall defenses of nations, are vulnerable to attack. It is the role of intelligence cycle security to protect the process… …   Wikipedia

  • Counterintelligence — This article is a subset article of intelligence cycle security. Counterintelligence or counter intelligence (see spelling differences) (CI) refers to efforts made by intelligence organizations to prevent hostile or enemy intelligence… …   Wikipedia

  • The rise of Jat power — ’ (king) was conferred upon him in 1724. [Dr P.L. Vishwakarma, The Jats, I, Ed Dr Vir Singh, (Delhi:2004), 116] In past Jats always rose against tyranny, injustice, economic and social exploitations and were never overawed by claims of racial or… …   Wikipedia

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.