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Definition of "miscarriage" []

  • The premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus. Also called spontaneous abortion. (noun)
  • Bad administration; mismanagement. (noun)
  • A failure of administration or management: a miscarriage of justice. (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 "miscarriage" in a sentence
  • "Congressman John Conyers, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says he will pressure the Justice Department to look at what he calls a miscarriage of justice."
  • "As for Justin and Rebecca I belive a miscarriage is probably in the cards, but the secret of his grades also has to come out soon."
  • "Shayne says: rjw. progressive, the diagnosis for miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion”."