Culpable Homicide Law and Legal Definition

Culpable homicide is a legal term used in the Commonwealth of Nations, particularly in Scottish law. It refers to the illegal killing of another, but can be with or without an intention to kill, depending on the statues of the particular jurisdiction. In India, it involves an intent to kill. However, in other areas it's used in a manner similar to the use of manslaughter in the U.S., and refers to a killing without the premeditation required to commit murder.