Second Degree Murder

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Definition: Second Degree Murder



What is the dictionary definition of Second Degree Murder?

Dictionary Definition


n. a non-premeditated killing, resulting from an assault in which death of the victim was a distinct possibility.

Second-degree murder is different from first-degree murder, which is a premeditated, intentional killing or results from a vicious crime such as arson, rape or armed robbery. Exact distinctions on degree vary by state.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Second Degree Murder are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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