Definition - What does Passion mean?

Passion is a legal standard that is used to create diminished responsibility in a criminal action, where the action was due to a sudden and emotional outburst that had no premeditation to it.

Justipedia explains Passion

Passion is referred to in many murder cases between partners, where the defense argues that the defendant's actions were committed as a crime of passion and not something that they planned or had control over.

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