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Definition of "manslaughter" []

  • The unlawful killing of one human by another without express or implied intent to do injury. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manslaughter" in a sentence
  • "Regardless how severe the punishment is for manslaughter (some states have penalties as long as 40 years in such cases), the term manslaughter does not grant justice."
  • "Stupid id as stupid does and manslaughter is manslaughter."
  • "He called that “the Reefer Madness argument,” referring to a 1936 propaganda film that claimed high schoolers lured into marijuana use engaged in manslaughter, suicide and rape, and descended into madness."