misadventure

  • 1 misadventure — mis·ad·ven·ture /ˌmi səd ven chər/ n: an accident that causes serious injury or death to a person and that does not involve negligence, wrongful purpose, or unlawful conduct Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. misadventure …

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  • 2 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,… …

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  • 3 Misadventure — can refer to: Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis Edventures, a 2005 video game The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, a 1964 Walt Disney film The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, a 2010 video game The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, an American sitcom The… …

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  • 4 misadventure — ► NOUN 1) (also death by misadventure) Law death caused accidentally during the performance of a legal act without negligence or intent to harm. 2) a mishap …

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  • 5 misadventure — (n.) late 13c., misaventure, from O.Fr. mesaventure (12c.) accident, mishap, from mesavenir to turn out badly; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (2) + ADVENTURE (Cf. adventure) (n.) …

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  • 6 misadventure — [n] bad luck, mishap accident, adversity, bad break*, blunder, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle, disaster, error, failure, faux pas, ill fortune, lapse, mischance, misfortune, reverse, setback, slip, tragedy, woe; concept 674… …

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  • 7 misadventure — [mis΄əd ven′chər] n. [ME mesaventure < OFr: see MIS 1 & ADVENTURE] an unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck …

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  • 8 misadventure — UK [ˌmɪsədˈventʃə(r)] / US [ˌmɪsədˈventʃər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms misadventure : singular misadventure plural misadventures formal something bad that happens to you • death by misadventure …

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  • 9 misadventure — mis|ad|ven|ture [ˌmısədˈventʃə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: mesaventure, from mesavenir to happen badly ] 1.) death by misadventure BrE law the official name for a death caused by an accident ▪ A verdict of death by… …

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  • 10 misadventure — [[t]mɪ̱sədve̱ntʃə(r)[/t]] misadventures N VAR A misadventure is an unfortunate incident. [FORMAL] ...a series of misadventures... A verdict of death by misadventure was recorded …

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  • 11 misadventure —    the consequence of error or negligence    Medical jargon. Elsewhere in life misadventures tend to be caused by bad luck. A therapeutic misadventure means that the patient died after receiving incorrect treatment and a surgical misadventure… …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 misadventure — noun Misadventure is used before these nouns: ↑verdict …

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  • 15 misadventure — mis|ad|ven|ture [ ,mısəd ventʃər ] noun count or uncount FORMAL something bad that happens to you death by misadventure BRITISH LEGAL death caused by an accident …

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  • 16 misadventure — noun 1》 (also death by misadventure) English Law death caused accidentally while performing a legal act without negligence or intent to harm. 2》 a mishap …

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  • 17 misadventure — noun (C, U) 1 death by misadventure BrE law the official name for an accidental death 2 literary bad luck or an accident …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 misadventure — noun their journey to the Olympics began as one misadventure after another Syn: accident, problem, difficulty, misfortune, mishap; setback, reversal (of fortune), stroke of bad luck, blow, contretemps; failure, disaster, tragedy, calamity, woe,… …

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  • 19 misadventure — An accident. Bad luck. See homicide by misadventure …

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  • 20 misadventure — n. 1 Law an accident without concomitant crime or negligence (death by misadventure). 2 bad luck. 3 a misfortune. Etymology: ME f. OF mesaventure f. mesavenir turn out badly (as MIS (2), ADVENT: cf. ADVENTURE) …

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