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manslaughter

noun man·slaugh·ter \ˈman-ˌsl-tər\

law : the crime of killing a person without intending to do so

Full Definition of MANSLAUGHTER

:  the unlawful killing of a human being without express or implied malice

Examples of MANSLAUGHTER

  1. She was convicted of manslaughter for driving while drunk and killing three people.

First Known Use of MANSLAUGHTER

14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

manslaughter

noun man·slaugh·ter \ˈman-ˌslt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MANSLAUGHTER

:  the slaying of a human being; specifically :  the unlawful killing of a human being without express or implied malice

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