Part of speech: noun

The killing of man by man, especially when without malice.

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Usage examples "manslaughter":

  1. One of them is serving a life- sentence in the State prison for manslaughter. - "The Blue Flower, and Others", Henry van Dyke.
  2. I think also, that if one of the combatants should be killed, as is frequently the case, all those who have promoted the battle are parties in the guilt of manslaughter. - "Christmas Stories", Edward Berens.
  3. Great blame is placed and the practitioner faces inquests, grand juries, manslaughter charges, jail time and civil suits that can't be insured against. - "How and When to Be Your Own Doctor", Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon.