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misadventure

Pronunciation: /ˌmɪsədˈventʃər; ˌmɪsədˈventʃə(r)/

Translation of misadventure in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • desventura (feminine) a bit of a misadventure un pequeño percance death by misadventure (British English/inglés británico) [Law/Derecho] muerte (feminine) accidental
    Example sentences
    • Having a majority of eleven against him, the wise juryman consented to a merciful verdict of death by misadventure.
    • The jury at the inquest into his death recorded a verdict of death by misadventure yesterday.
    • An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after hearing she died of acute peritonitis, caused by the perforation of her bowel during the operation.

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