Definition of manslaughter in English:

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manslaughter

Pronunciation: /ˈmanˌslôdər/

noun

The crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder: the defendant was convicted of manslaughter
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  • 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.
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Syllabification: man·slaugh·ter

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