crime passionnel


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crime passionnel

a crime committed from passion; in some systems it may amount to some form of mitigation.
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11) "L'Assassin" represents the reductio ad absurdum of honor killing and the acquittal in cases of crime passionnel.
Electra emerges triumphant from the 'law court' at the heart of the tragedy, having proved that Agamemnon's murder was premeditated, and demolished the defence of the crime passionnel.
In France, the killing he commits would be classified as a crime passionnel.
Not only that, her six jailmates include other crime passionnel "victims" (that is, murderesses) overseen but not overlooked by Matron "Mama" Morton (Marcia Lewis), the ultimate pro at quid pro quo, as she brassily proclaims in her big song, "When You're Good to Mama.
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