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Totschlag m (genitive Totschlags, no plural)
- (law) manslaughter, an unlawful killing of a person which is subject to a milder punishment than murder
- This term is largely confined to legal texts while everyday language uses Mord. The specific definition of Totschlag varies between the respective countries and is not identical with the understanding of manslaughter in the anglophone world.
- Totschlag in Duden online