noun chance–med·ley \ˈchan(t)s-ˈmed-lē\

Definition of chance–medley

  1. 1 :  accidental homicide not entirely without fault of the killer but without evil intent

  2. 2 :  haphazard action :  confusion

Origin and Etymology of chance–medley

Anglo-French chance medlée mingled chance

First Known Use: 15th century

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