Meaning of unlawful killing in English:

unlawful killing


  • The killing of a human being in a manner contrary to the law, as murder, manslaughter, etc.; an instance of this.

    In English law a verdict of unlawful killing can be returned in a coroner's inquest.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr.