variants: or chaud-melle or chaud-mella
plural -s

Definition of chaud-medley

1 Scots law : an affray in the heat of passion
2 Scots law : the wounding or killing of a person in a chaud-medley without premeditation

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History and Etymology for 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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“Chaud-medley.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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