Manslayer Man"slay`er, n. One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • manslayer — index criminal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • manslayer — noun Date: 14th century one who commits homicide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • manslayer — manslaying, n., adj. /man slay euhr/, n. a person who kills another human being. [bef. 1000; ME; manslaer. See MAN1, SLAYER] * * * …   Universalium

  • manslayer — noun Someone who commits manslaughter Syn: manslaughterer …   Wiktionary

  • Manslayer —    One who was guilty of accidental homicide, and was entitled to flee to a city of refuge (Num. 35:6, 12, 22, 23), his compulsory residence in which terminated with the death of the high priest. (See CITY OF [377]REFUGE.) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • manslayer — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. assassin, murderer, gangster; see criminal , killer . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who murders another: butcher, cutthroat, homicide, killer, massacrer, murderer, murderess, slaughterer, slayer, triggerman. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • manslayer — sb. Ps. lviii. 3 …   Oldest English Words

  • manslayer — mænsleɪə(r) n. one who unintentionally kills another human being, one who kills another person without planning the act in advance (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manslayer — n 1. murderer, killer, slayer, man killer, cutthroat, thug; assassin, liquidator, bravo, sniper, gunman, silencer, dispatcher, Sl. gun, Sl. hired gun, Sl. hit man, Sl. triggerman, Sl. torpedo, Sl. hatchet man; executioner, Sl.Jack Ketch, lyncher …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • manslayer — man•slay•er [[t]ˈmænˌsleɪ ər[/t]] n. a person who kills another human …   From formal English to slang

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