chaud–medley

noun
variants: or

chaud–melle

or

chaud–mella

Definition of chaud–medley

plural

-s

  1. 1 Scots law :  an affray in the heat of passion

  2. 2 Scots law :  the wounding or killing of a person in a chaud-medley without premeditation

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Origin and Etymology of chaud–medley

chaud-medley, chaud-mella, alteration of chaud-melle; chaud-melle from Middle English chaudmellee, chawdmelle, from Middle French chaude mellee, literally, hot fight


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