third degree


Definition of third degree

: the subjection of a prisoner to mental or physical torture to extract a confession

First Known Use of third degree

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of third degree was in 1900

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“Third degree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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Legal Definition of third degree

: the grade given to the third most serious forms of crimes

Other Words from third degree

third-degree adjective


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