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Cold Blood

cold blood n

: 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
cold-blood·ed [kōld-blə-dəd]
adj



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.