cool state of blood

cool state of blood
cool state of blood: an emotional condition in which a person's anger or passion is not great enough to overcome his or her faculties or ability to reason
— often used in statutory definitions of murder compare cold blood, heat of passion

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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