Chance medley (from the Anglo-French chance-medlee, a mixed chance), is a term from English law used to describe a homicide arising from a sudden quarrel or fight. The term distinguishes a killing that lacks malice aforethought necessary for murder, on the one hand, and pure accident. The term is, ...
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[n] - unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense
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Chance'-med`ley noun [ Chance + medley .] 1. (Law) The killing of another in self-defense upon a sudden and unpremeditated encounter. See Chaud-Medley . » The term has been sometimes applied to any kind of homic...
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noun unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense
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• (n.) Luck; chance; accident. • (n.) The killing of another in self-defense upon a sudden and unpremeditated encounter. See Chaud-Medley.
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Chance-Medley is a now obsolete legal term which has been replaced by the term 'manslaughter'. It described a homicide which occurred either in self-defence, on a sudden quarrel, or in the commission of an unlawful act without any deliberate intention of doing mischief.
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