Definition of manslaughter in English:


Line breaks: man|slaugh¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈmanslɔːtə


[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
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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.
    killing, murder
    literary slaying

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