murder in the first degree

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  • murder in the first degree — murder with intent to kill, pre meditated murder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • murder in the first degree — Murder with malice aforethought, the unique characteristic of which is deliberation or premeditation, a design or purpose to take life. 26 Am J1st Homi § 38 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • murder in the second degree — The killing of a person by intent but without premeditation or deliberation, or, as otherwise stated, without malice aforethought or express malice. 26 Am J1st Homi § 38. Roughly stated, any offense of murder not in the first degree. Murder… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Murder in the First — theatrical poster Directed by Marc Rocco …   Wikipedia

  • first degree murder — Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the commission or attempted commission of a crime punishable with death or imprisonment for life, is murder in the first degree. State …   Black's law dictionary

  • first degree — first de gree n 1.) [C usually singular] BrE used to talk about a university degree such as a BA or a BSc, obtained by people who do not already have a degree 2.) murder in the first degree AmE first degree murder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-degree murder — See murder in the first degree …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • first-degree — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from first degree (as in such phrases as of the first degree, to the first degree) 1. : of the lowest or mildest in a series first degree initiation first degree laceration 2. : of the highest or most serious… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first degree murder — The intentional killing of another person by someone who has acted willfully, deliberately, or with planning. All murder that is committed with poison or by lying in wait is first degree murder. Category: Criminal Law Category: Small Claims Court …   Law dictionary

  • Murder in the Cassava Patch —   Author(s) Bai T. Moore …   Wikipedia

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