Borrowed from French crime passionnel.
crime passionnel (plural crimes passionnels)
- A crime of passion, especially a murder committed from motives of jealousy. [from 19th c.]
- 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 50:
- If, as she hinted, Dr Serrou had spent the night with Bachelet, the inexplicable brainstorm might have stemmed from a crime passionel.
- 2013, Nick Richardson, "Internet-Enabled", London Review of Books, vol. 35, no. 8:
- Stalking, a kind of crime passionnel, confuses our sympathies: how do you feel about someone who loves you but wants to ‘ruin’ you; who massages your ego as she damages your career [...]?
crime passionnel m (plural crimes passionnels)
- crime of passion, crime passionnel