crime passionnel

French noun phrase
crime pas·​sion·​nel | \ ˌkrēm-ˌpä-sē-ə-ˈnel How to pronounce crime passionnel (audio) , -ˌpä-syȯ- \
variants: or crime passionel

Definition of crime passionnel

: crime of passion : a crime triggered by sexual jealousy

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“Crime passionnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crime%20passionnel. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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