- manslaughter (n.)
- mid-14c., " act, crime, or sin of killing another human being," in battle or not, from man (n.) + slaughter (n.). Replaced Old English mannslæht (Anglian), mannslieht (West Saxon), from slæht, slieht "act of killing" (see slay). Etymologically identical with homicide, but in legal use usually distinguished from murder and restricted to "simple homicide."
- 1. Her plea of guilty to manslaughter through provocation was rejected.
- 2. Those drivers should face an automatic charge of manslaughter.
- 3. The driver was arrested on a charge of manslaughter.
- 4. Borland was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
- 5. She was cleared of murder and jailed for just five years for manslaughter.
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