Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A strong passion of the mind excited by real or supposed injuries; not synonymous with "heat of passion," "malice," or "cage or resentment," because these are all terms of wider import and may include anger as an element or as an incipient stage. Chandler v. State, 141 Ind. 106, 39 N. El 444 ; Hoffman v. State, 07 Wis. 571, 73 N. W. 51; Eanes v. State, 10 Tex. App. 421, 446.