cold blood

noun
\ ˈkōld-ˈbləd \

Legal Definition of cold blood

: a state of mind marked by premeditation and deliberateness usually used in the phrase in cold blood killed the victim in cold blood — compare cool state of blood, heat of passion

Other Words from cold blood

cold-blooded \ ˈkōld-​ˈblə-​dəd How to pronounce cold blood (audio) \ adjective

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“Cold blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/cold%20blood. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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