first-degree murder

first-degree murder
A murder which is premeditated with malice aforethought
Syn: premeditated murder, murder one

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  • first degree murder — The intentional killing of another person by someone who has acted willfully, deliberately, or with planning. All murder that is committed with poison or by lying in wait is first degree murder. Category: Criminal Law Category: Small Claims Court …   Law dictionary

  • first degree murder — Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the commission or attempted commission of a crime punishable with death or imprisonment for life, is murder in the first degree. State …   Black's law dictionary

  • first degree murder — Murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty, or in the commission or attempted commission of a crime punishable with death or imprisonment for life, is murder in the first degree. State …   Black's law dictionary

  • first-degree murder — n. Killing someone deliberately and intentionally, having planned it beforehand, with extreme cruelty, or while committing another felony. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell.… …   Law dictionary

  • first–degree murder — see murder Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • first degree murder — first degree burn, first degree murder see under ↑degree • • • Main Entry: ↑first …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-degree murder — Law. See under murder (def. 1). * * * first degree murder, Law. homicide committed intentionally, or unintentionally while committing robbery, arson, or another felony …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-degree murder — first′ degree mur′der n. law See under murder 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • first-degree murder — See murder in the first degree …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • first degree murder — premeditated murder, murder which was planned in advance …   English contemporary dictionary


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