justifiable homicide

  1. lawful killing, as in self-defence or to prevent a crime

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How to use justifiable homicide in a sentence

  • After a hearing of all the testimony the court reached a decision of justifiable homicide and English was released.

    Black and White | Timothy Thomas Fortune
  • "I wonder more that you did not kill him," I said; feeling that this would have been a case of 'justifiable homicide.'

  • Nor was this feeling mitigated by the "justifiable homicide" verdict of the Coroner's jury.

    Bits of Blarney | R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • The inquest did not last many minutes, and the jury without hesitation returned a verdict of justifiable homicide.

  • In the cases of death among the insurgents, the jury found a verdict of "justifiable homicide."

    Cornish Characters | S. Baring-Gould