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manslaughter

Line breaks: man|slaugh¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈmanslɔːtə
 
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Definition of manslaughter in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or in circumstances not amounting to murder: the defendant was convicted of manslaughter [count noun]: murders and manslaughters
More example sentences
  • Whether an offender deserves to be convicted of murder or manslaughter is for the jury to determine.
  • The Ministry of Defence should be charged with unlawful killing, manslaughter or murder.
  • It is suggested that such a defendant should be regarded as being guilty of manslaughter and not murder.
Synonyms
killing, murder
literary slaying

Words that rhyme with manslaughter

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