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chance-medley

Saltos de línea: chance-medley
Pronunciación: /tʃɑːnsˈmɛdli
 
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Definición de chance-medley en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Law , rare
The accidental killing of a person in a fight.
Example sentences
  • In 1828, the concept of chance medley was eventually abolished.
  • He, who commits chance-medley, shall fly his country for a year, till satisfaction be made to the dead person's kindred.
  • You say that James Annesley is Not Guilty of the felony and murder whereof he stands indicted, but is Guilty of chance-medley.

Origen

late 15th century: from Anglo-Norman French chance medlee, literally 'mixed chance', from chance 'luck' + medlee, feminine past participle of medler 'to mix' (based on Latin miscere).

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