homicide, vehicular
The killing of a person through the negligent or reckless operation of a motor vehicle such as an automobile, airplane, or boat.

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  • vehicular homicide — Homicide caused by the unlawful and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Both intentional conduct and negligence may be the basis for such charge though statutes vary from state to state as to the elements of the crime. See e.g. Model Penal… …   Black's law dictionary

  • vehicular homicide — see homicide Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • vehicular — adj. Of or related to motor vehicles, such as automobiles and motorcycles. See also homicide, vehicular The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Vehicular homicide — ( or sometimes known as Vehicular Manslaughter ) in most states in the United States, is a crime. In general, it involves death that results from the negligent operation of a vehicle, or that results from driving whilst committing an unlawful act …   Wikipedia

  • homicide — ho·mi·cide / hä mə ˌsīd, hō / n [Latin homicidium, from homo human being + caedere to cut, kill] 1: a person who kills another 2: the killing of one human being by another compare manslaughter, murder …   Law dictionary

  • vehicular — [vē hik′yoo lər] adj. [LL vehicularis] 1. of or for vehicles [a vehicular tunnel] 2. serving as a vehicle 3. resulting from a collision or collisions, etc. of or with a vehicle or vehicles [vehicular homicide] …   English World dictionary

  • vehicular — /vee hik yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or for vehicles: a vehicular tunnel. 2. serving as a vehicle. 3. caused by a vehicle; attributed or attributable to vehicles: vehicular homicide. 4. carried on or transported by means of a vehicle …   Universalium

  • vehicular crimes — Criminal acts committed while operating a motor vehicle, e.g. vehicular manslaughter (N.Y. Penal Law 125.13), vehicular assault (N.Y.Penal Law 120.04). See also vehicular homicide …   Black's law dictionary

  • Homicide in Israeli law — Israel had 173 murders in 2004, compared to 147 murders in 2000.[1] Two particular characteristics of homicide in Israel are the terrorist attacks and (so called) honor killings. There are five types of homicide in Israel: Type Definition Murder… …   Wikipedia

  • homicide — noun (esp. AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ criminal, culpable (esp. BrE), negligent, unlawful (esp. BrE) ▪ vehicular (AmE) ▪ justifiable ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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