death by misadventure

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of death by misadventure

British, law
: death caused by an accident
  • a verdict of death by misadventure

Word by Word Definitions

death play
  1. : a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions : the end of life — compare brain death

  2. : an instance of dying

  3. : the cause or occasion of loss of life

misadventure play
  1. : misfortune, mishap


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