What's the difference between "murder" and "homicide"?
Nov 12, 2017 12:44 AM
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Murder defines an actual illegal act. (Defined by law) Homicide defines the act of killing another human being, not necessarily illegal. (for example in a war) While murdering someone is an act of homicide, an act of homicide isn't necessarily murder.
November 12, 2017
Homicide is a broader term than murder. Homicide means any killing of one person by another, including things like self-defense and negligent (rather than intentional) killing. Murder means the intentional, unjustified killing of another person.
November 12, 2017
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