involuntary manslaughter


involuntary manslaughter

noun

Definition of INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

:  manslaughter resulting from the failure to perform a legal duty expressly required to safeguard human life, from the commission of an unlawful act not constituting a felony, or from the commission of a lawful act in a negligent or improper manner

First Known Use of INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

circa 1879

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