Homicide by misadventure
Misadventure Mis`ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F. m['e]saventure.] Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Homicide by misadventure} (Law), homicide which occurs when a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of injury, unfortunately kills another; -- called also {excusable homicide}. See {Homicide}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Mischance; mishap; misfortune; disaster; calamity. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • killing by misadventure — Accidental killing of a person where the slayer is doing a lawful act, unaccompanied by any criminal carelessness or reckless conduct. Excusable homicide occurring where one engaged in doing lawful act, without intention to do harm and, with… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • homicide — ho·mi·cide / hä mə ˌsīd, hō / n [Latin homicidium, from homo human being + caedere to cut, kill] 1: a person who kills another 2: the killing of one human being by another compare manslaughter, murder …   Law dictionary

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  • homicide — The killing of one human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. Criminal homicide is murder,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • homicide — The killing of one human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another. A person is guilty of criminal homicide if he purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another human being. Criminal homicide is murder,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • misadventure — A mischance or accident; a casualty caused by the act of one person inflicting injury upon another. Homicide by misadventure (homicide by misadventure) occurs where a person, doing a lawful act, without any intention of harm, hurt, unfortunately… …   Black's law dictionary

  • misadventure — A mischance or accident; a casualty caused by the act of one person inflicting injury upon another. Homicide by misadventure (homicide by misadventure) occurs where a person, doing a lawful act, without any intention of harm, hurt, unfortunately… …   Black's law dictionary

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