- 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. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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