Misadventure

Mis`ad*ven"ture

(?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F. msaventure.] Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure. Chaucer.
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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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Syn. -- Mischance; mishap; misfortune; disaster; calamity.
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