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Former Partial Defence of Provocation

Main article: Provocation in English law See also: Provocation (legal)

Provocation in English law was abolished on 4 October 2010 by section 56(1) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009,but replaced by the relatively similar partial defence of "loss of control".

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