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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Homicide, (q. v.) Homicidium ex justitia, homicide in the administration of justice, or in the execution of the sentence of the law. Homicidium ex necessitate, homicide from inevitable necessity, as for the protection of one's person or property. Homicidium ex casu, homicide by accident. Homicidium ex voluntate, voluntary or willful homicide. Bract, fols. 120b, 121.