Crime of Passion

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A crime committed in the heat of passion, i.e., one that is not premeditated
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Joelle Guillais, La Chair de l'autre: le crime passionel au XIXe siecle (Paris, 1986).
He murdered his wife in a crime passionel and William had thought of writing an opera about him.
A crime passionel, which at the most merited a prison sentence, which would have been the norm across the channel in France.

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