American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The unlawful killing of one human by another without express or implied intent to do injury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The killing of a human being by a human being, or of men by men; homicide; human slaughter.
- n. Specifically—2. In law, the unlawful killing of another without malice either express or implied, which may be either voluntarily, upon a sudden heat, or involuntarily, but in the commission of some unlawful act. Blackstone. Manslaughter differs from murder in not proceeding from malice prepense or deliberate, which is essential to constitute murder. It differs from excusable homicide, being done in consequence of some unlawful act, whereas excusable homicide happens in consequence of misadventure. Manslaughter has been distinguished as voluntary, where the killing was intentional in a sudden heat or passion without previous malice; and involuntary, where it was not intentional, but the slayer was at the time engaged in an unlawful act less than a felony, or doing a lawful act in an unlawful manner. This distinction of name is no longer used in procedure, except in those jurisdictions where it may be enjoined by statute.
- n. An act of killing a human being unlawfully, but not wilfully (as opposed to murder).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The slaying of a human being; destruction of men.
- n. (Law) The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligence or incidentally to the commission of some unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.
- n. homicide without malice aforethought
- From Middle English manslaȝter, manslauter, equivalent to man + slaughter, or taken as an adaptation of Old English mannslieht, mannsleaht ("homicide"), from mann (“man, person”) + slieht, sleaht (“stroke, slaying”), see manslaught. Cognate with Scots manslauchter ("homicide"). (Wiktionary)
“Regardless how severe the punishment is for manslaughter (some states have penalties as long as 40 years in such cases), the term manslaughter does not grant justice.”
“Stupid id as stupid does and manslaughter is manslaughter.”
“He called that “the Reefer Madness argument,” referring to a 1936 propaganda film that claimed high schoolers lured into marijuana use engaged in manslaughter, suicide and rape, and descended into madness.”
“The distinction between murder and manslaughter is the element of malice.”
“Why would their attorneys say, you know, throw out the word manslaughter?”
“The glaring thing in that search warrant saying the word manslaughter in terms of when they went to the judge and they said -- they had to get probable cause, obviously.”
“The word manslaughter and Dr. Murray have been tied together.”
“That ` s the first time the word manslaughter has been used by anyone closely connected to the case.”
“I thought the accidental causing of death was called manslaughter.”
“A constable currently on trial for manslaughter is one of three Metro officers charged in separate police shootings involving blacks.”
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