Misadventure

Definition of Misadventure

Mis`ad`ven´ture
n.1.Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure.
Homicide by misadventure
(Law) homicide which occurs when a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of injury, unfortunately kills another; - called also excusable homicide. See Homicide.
- Blackstone.

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