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[mass noun] (in some jurisdictions, including Scotland, South Africa, and India) an act which has resulted in a person's death but is held not to amount to murder.
- ‘They must protect life by enacting criminal legislation which aims to punish individuals who deprive others of their right to life - i.e. murder, manslaughter, culpable homicide, etc.’
- ‘In March 2002, they were both acquitted on charges of murder and culpable homicide.’
- ‘The jury convicted him of culpable homicide, rather than murder.’
- ‘The husband has committed an act that is morally wrong; he has committed murder, or perhaps culpable homicide, or at least manslaughter.’
- ‘Convictions generally carry lesser sentences than in manslaughter or culpable homicide cases in the UK.’
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