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but the definition of murder is to unlawfully kill another person.Laws do dictate definitions. Same reason why self defence is not considered murder because self defence is not unlawful.
Laws do not dictate it. The definition defined it that way.If a definition of rape was non consensual sex, then it doesn't rather if the law penalizes rape or doesn't penalize it because the definition is still non consensual sex.
Well then do your consider killing another person in self defense murder even though self defense is legal and lawful.
I consider murder to be intentional killing of a person without protective reason.