Definition of chance-medley in English:
nounLaw , rare
The killing of a person accidentally in self-defense in a fight.
- 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.
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