Definition of Manslaughter

1. Noun. Homicide without malice aforethought.

Generic synonyms: Homicide
Specialized synonyms: Chance-medley



Definition of Manslaughter

1. n. The slaying of a human being; destruction of men.

Definition of Manslaughter

1. Noun. An act of killing a human being unlawfully, but not wilfully (as opposed to murder). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manslaughter

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Manslaughter

manshifts
manship
manshiply
mansion
mansion house
mansionary
mansionette
mansionettes
mansionization
mansionlike
mansionry
mansions
mansioun
mansiouns
manslaught
manslaughter (current term)
manslaughterer
manslaughterers
manslaughtering
manslaughterous
manslaughters
manslayer
manslayers
manslot
manslots
manslut
mansluts
mansonella
mansonelliasis
mansonellosis

Literary usage of Manslaughter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Latta Finch was convicted of manslaughter, and he appeals. New trial. At the call of the cause for trial, the solicitor for the state announced in open ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"manslaughter is therefore defined to be (г)—the unlawful killing of ... And hence it follows, that in manslaughter there can be no accessories before the ..."

3. A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution: And Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1874)
"manslaughter. In Criminal Law. The unlawful killing of another without malice ... The distinction between manslaughter and murder consists in the following. ..."

4. Hand-book of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, Francis Buchanan Tiffany (1902)
"A homicide is not reduced to manslaughter where a deadly weapon is used, ... manslaughter resulting from provocation must not be confounded with homicide in ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"ant's passion beyond his power of control, it was "voluntary manslaughter." Watkins v. Commonwealth, 07 SW 740, 742, 123 Ky. 817. ..."

6. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"i § 76) INVOLUNTARY manslaughter applied by the more modern cases is that it is a question ... Unlawful Act manslaughter while engaged in an unlawful act is ..."

7. A Complete Practical Treatise on Criminal Procedure, Pleading, and Evidence by John Frederick Archbold, John Jervis, William Newland Welsby, Thomas Whitney Waterman (1853)
"manslaughter. manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another, ... [l] In what cases homicide by accident may amount to the offence of manslaughter, ..."

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