Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Accident; chance; adventure.
  • noun (Old Law) A mischance causing a person's death without felony, as by drowning, or falling into the fire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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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