Chance"-med`ley (?), n. [Chance + medley.]

1. Law

The kiling of another in self-defense upon a sudden and unpremeditated encounter. See Chaud-Medley.

⇒ The term has been sometimes applied to any kind of homicide by misadventure, or to any accidental killing of a person without premeditation or evil intent, but, in strictness, is applicable to such killing as happens in defending one's self against assault.



Luck; chance; accident.

Milton. Cowper.


© Webster 1913.

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