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

    Wherein the victim msy have full power to reason but is seized with violent emotions or passions. See 82 U. S. 580, 21 L. Ed. 236.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The species of mental aberration producod by a violent excitement of the emotions or passions, though the reasoning faculties may remain unimpaired. See Insanity.