cool state of blood

Legal Definition of cool state of blood

: an emotional condition in which a person's anger or passion is not great enough to overcome his or her faculties or ability to reason often used in statutory definitions of murder — compare cold blood, heat of passion

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“Cool state of blood.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/cool%20state%20of%20blood. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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