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

First Known Use of chance-medley

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chance-medley

Anglo-French chance medlée mingled chance

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