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  • n. Accident; chance; adventure.
  • n. A mischance causing a person's death without felony, as by drowning, or falling into the fire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Accident; chance; adventure.
  • n. A mischance causing a person's death without felony, as by drowning, or falling into the fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Adventure; chance; accident; specifically, in old law, a mischance causing a person's death without felony, as drowning or falling from a house.

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  • "Adventure; chance; accident; specifically, in old law, a mischance causing a person's death without felony, as drowning or falling from a house."

    --Century Dictionary

    December 8, 2010