Mis`ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F. m'esaventure.]

Mischance; misfortune; ill lick; unlucky accident; ill adventure.

Chaucer.

Homicide by misadventure Law, homicide which occurs when a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of injury, unfortunately kills another; -- called also excusable homicide. See Homicide.

Blackstone.

Syn. -- Mischance; mishap; misfortune; disaster; calamity.

 

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