Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The killing of a person in an affray, in the heat of blood, and while under the influence of passion, distinguished from chance-medley or killing in self-defence or casual affray.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The killing of a person in an affray, in the heat of blood, and while under the influence of passion, thus distinguished from chance-medley or killing in self-defense, or in a casual affray.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, the killing of a man in an affray in the heat of blood or passion: a word often erroneously used as synonymous with chance-medley.

Etymologies

French chaude mêlée, hot affray. (Wiktionary)

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