Cooling time
Cooling Cool"ing, p. a. Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat. ``The cooling brook.'' --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{Cooling card}, something that dashes hopes. [Obs.]

{Cooling time} (Law), such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances of the case in view, to produce a subsiding of passion previously provoked. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cooling time — n: time in which to become calm following provocation compare heat of passion ◇ If a court finds that the cooling time was sufficient or reasonable, a defendant may not use provocation to reduce a murder charge to involuntary manslaughter.… …   Law dictionary

  • cooling time — Time to recover cool blood after severe excitement or provocation. Time for the mind to become so calm and sedate as that it is supposed to contemplate, comprehend, and coolly act with reference to the consequences likely to ensue …   Black's law dictionary

  • cooling time — Time to recover cool blood after severe excitement or provocation. Time for the mind to become so calm and sedate as that it is supposed to contemplate, comprehend, and coolly act with reference to the consequences likely to ensue …   Black's law dictionary

  • cooling time — noun : a lapse of time that under all the circumstances of a case ought to produce a subsiding of passion previously provoked so that the provocation cannot then be set up as a defense for subsequent acts …   Useful english dictionary

  • cooling time — A relative term, as it applies to a period for reflection between the provoking act or circumstance and the infliction of the fatal stroke by one charged therefor with homicide, depending for its meaning upon the nature of man and the laws of the …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Cooling — Cool ing, p. a. Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat. The cooling brook. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] {Cooling card}, something that dashes hopes. [Obs.] {Cooling time} (Law), such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cooling card — Cooling Cool ing, p. a. Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat. The cooling brook. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] {Cooling card}, something that dashes hopes. [Obs.] {Cooling time} (Law), such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • time — The measure of duration. The word is expressive both of a precise point or terminus and of an interval between two points. A point in or space of duration at or during which some fact is alleged to have been committed. See also computation of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cooling-off period — a time during which a person can withdraw from a binding contract without any serious penalty. A cooling off period is not normally available. It applies in terms of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 where contracts such as hire purchase contracts are …   Law dictionary

  • Cooling Out — is a technique composed of an informal set of practices used by colleges, especially two year, junior, and community colleges, to handle students whose lack of academic ability prevents them from achieving the educational goals they have… …   Wikipedia

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