miscarriage definition

  • noun:
    • The premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus from uterus. Also called natural abortion.
    • Bad management; mismanagement.
    • failing of administration or management: a miscarriage of justice.
    • Unfortunate event or problem of an undertaking; failure to realize a proper or desired result or attain a destination.
    • Ill conduct; evil or incorrect behavior.
    • The work of taking forth a young child before the time its viable; a premature delivery, causing death of the fetus; natural abortion.
    • A going wrong; failure of a purposed result; untoward occasion; mischance: as. the criminal escaped by miscarriage of justice.
    • an incorrect or perverse course, as of conduct; inappropriate action or behavior; misdemeanor.
    • In pathology, the work of miscarrying (see miscarry, v. i., 3); correctly, untimely distribution prior to the twenty-eighth few days of pregnancy. See abortion, 1.
    • a natural lack of these products of conception
    • failure of an agenda

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