accidental killing


accidental killing
One resulting from an act which is lawful and lawfully done under a reasonable belief that no harm is possible; distinguished from "involuntary manslaughter," which is the result of an unlawful act, or of a lawful act done in an unlawful way

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • You shall not murder — The Sixth Commandment, as translated by the Book of Common Prayer (1549). The image is from the altar screen of the Temple Church near the Law Courts in London. You shall not murder or You shall not kill, KJV Thou shalt not kill (LXX οὐ φονεύσεις …   Wikipedia

  • Murder in the Bible — Murder is an act that occurs on various occasions in the Bible. Biblical Definition Thou shalt not murder (Exo 20) is the sixth of the Ten Commandments. Murder here is a translation of the Hebrew רצח ( retzach ), a term for killing used in the… …   Wikipedia


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