from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, such as a person or animal, that kills a human.
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- n. Someone who commits manslaughter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slayer of a man or of men; one who kills a human being.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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+ The law of Israel was, "Ye shall take no ransom for the life of a manslayer, which is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death." [
“Mark, too, the immediate moral effect produced by this automatic manslayer,” he said.
“You shall survey the distances, and divide into three parts the territory of the country that Adonai your God has allotted to you, so that any manslayer may have a place to flee to.”
We all know, said she, that, since your Italian duel, you have commenced a bravo; and all your airs breathe as strongly of the manslayer as of the libertine.
And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.
Hither the murderer, the manslayer, the tabu-breaker fled, repaired to the presence of the idol, and thanked it for aiding him to reach the place of security.
And so in the midst of these voyces, and in the fury of the flames, he with his wife and the manslayer his sonne, in the yere of Christ 1010. ended his life.
And therefore men shall now say that thou art a manslayer, both of thy brother, Sir Lionel, and of thy cousin, Sir Launcelot du Lake, the which thou mightest have saved and rescued easily, but thou weenedst to rescue a maid which pertaineth nothing to thee.
And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye shall add forty and two cities.
And also, that the unwitting manslayer, flying to those six cities, dwelt there at free cost, without paying any rent for his house; but in the other
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