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

    A killing in an affray in the heat of passion. See 4 Bl. Comm. 184.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A homicide committed in the heat of an affray and while under the influence of passion ; it is thus distinguished from chance-medley, which is the killing of a man in a casual affray in self-defense. 4 Bl. Comm. 184. See 1 Russ. Crimes, 660.