Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Se Defendendo Definition:

Latin: self-defence.

Related Terms: Deadly Force, Stand Your Ground, Self-Defence

A species of excusable homicide; the killing of another human being in self-defense.

Traditionally, the common law set up three varieties of homicide: justifiable, excusable and felonious.

Deaths which result from incidents of self-defense are excusable homicides. The other type of excusable homicide per infortunium or by mis-adventure.

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