Synonyms for manslaughter

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"They were just about to try him for manslaughter when I left England," said Stanhope, laughing.

But if you don't know how easy it is, it looks like a curtain-raiser for manslaughter.

We shall all be sent to the castle, and perhaps transported for manslaughter.

Probably, though, it will be brought in as manslaughter yes, almost certainly.

The most I can hope for is to make 'em drop that manslaughter case.

And a jolly good thing I did see it, or you might have been had up for manslaughter.'

But these are rather of the nature of the modern "manslaughter."

Anything,” replied the boy with emphasis, “from pitch and toss to manslaughter!

“From pitch-and-toss to manslaughter,” responded the boy, with a broad grin.

I feel fit for anything, from pitch-and-toss to manslaughter.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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