manslaughter definition

  • noun:
    • The unlawful killing of one human by another without express or implied intention to do injury.
    • An act of killing a human being unlawfully, although not wilfully (in place of murder).
    • The slaying of a person being; destruction of men.
    • The illegal killing of a guy, in a choice of negligence or incidentally to the percentage of some unlawful work, but without particular malice, or upon a sudden pleasure of anger.
    • The killing of a human being by a human being, or of men by men; homicide; peoples slaughter.
    • Specifically—2. In-law, the unlawful killing of some other without malice either present or implied, which might be either voluntarily, upon a-sudden heat, or involuntarily, but in the fee of some unlawful act. Blackstone.
    • homicide without malice aforethought

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