Passion Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Passion.

Passion (noun)

  1. A strong, usually uncontrollable emotional state, typically involving enthusiasm or desire, often with a sexual element.
  2. An intense, driving feeling or devotion of loyalty or love for something or someone.
  3. In the context of law, it may refer to a sudden powerful feeling that might affect someone's actions, potentially used as a defense in cases where somebody acted 'in the heat of passion'.