chance-medley

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

Definition of chance-medley

1 :accidental homicide not entirely without fault of the killer but without evil intent
2 :haphazard action :confusion

Origin and Etymology of chance-medley

Anglo-French chance medlée mingled chance


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