Manslaughter



[man-slaw-ter] /ˈmænˌslɔ tər/

noun
1.
Law. the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought.
2.
the killing of a human being by another; homicide.
/ˈmænˌslɔːtə/
noun
1.
(law) the unlawful killing of one human being by another without malice aforethought Compare murder See also homicide, malice aforethought
2.
(loosely) the killing of a human being
n.

mid-14c., ” act, crime, or sin of killing another human being,” in battle or not, from man (n.) + slaughter (n.). Replaced Old English mannslæht (Anglian), mannslieht (West Saxon), from slæht, slieht “act of killing” (see slay). Etymologically identical with homicide, but in legal use usually distinguished from murder and restricted to “simple homicide.”
manslaughter [(man-slaw-tuhr)]

The unlawful killing of a person, without malice or premeditation. Involuntary manslaughter is accidental, such as running into someone with a car. Voluntary manslaughter is committed in the “heat of passion,” as in a spontaneous fight in which one person is killed by a strong blow. Manslaughter is usually considered less serious than murder. Both murder and manslaughter are types of homicide.

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