culpable homicide

culpable homicide
in the criminal law of Scotland, any homicide that is not by misadventure, justifiable or murder. It covers cases of diminished responsibility, e.g. defective reason short of insanity or provocation. It also covers cases where an accused has been grossly careless or reckless in a legal activity and caused death. See, for England, homicide.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • culpable homicide — noun (Scots law) Manslaughter • • • Main Entry: ↑culpable * * * culpable homicide UK US noun [uncountable] legal in Scottish, South African, or Indian law, the crime of killing someone illegally but without intending or planning to kill them… …   Useful english dictionary

  • culpable homicide — noun uncount LEGAL in Scottish, South African, or Indian law, the crime of killing someone illegally but without intending or planning to kill them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Culpable homicide — Criminal law Part of …   Wikipedia

  • culpable homicide — noun Law (in some jurisdictions) an act which has resulted in a person s death but is held not to amount to murder …   English new terms dictionary

  • culpable homicide — UK / US noun [uncountable] legal in Scottish, South African, or Indian law, the crime of killing someone illegally but without intending or planning to kill them …   English dictionary

  • homicide — ho·mi·cide / hä mə ˌsīd, hō / n [Latin homicidium, from homo human being + caedere to cut, kill] 1: a person who kills another 2: the killing of one human being by another compare manslaughter, murder …   Law dictionary

  • culpable — cul|pa|ble [ˈkʌlpəbəl] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: coupable, from Latin culpabilis, from culpare to blame , from culpa guilt ] 1.) formal deserving blame ▪ Both parties were held to be to some extent culpable. 2.) law a culpable… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • homicide — The killing of one human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. Criminal homicide is murder,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • homicide — The killing of one human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. Criminal homicide is murder,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • culpable — adjective 1 formal deserving blame: Both parties were held to be to some extent culpable. 2 technical an action that is criminal: culpable homicide/negligence etc: He pleaded guilty to culpable homicide. culpably adverb culpability noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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