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A random, haphazard action or occurrence.
[Middle English chaunce medley, manslaughter, from Norman French chance medlee, mixed accident : Old French chance, accident; see chance + Old French medlee, mixed; see medley.]
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(Law) law a sudden quarrel in which one party kills another; unintentional but not blameless killing
[C15: from Anglo-French chance medlee mixed chance]
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1. a homicide during a chance encounter.
2. aimless, random action.
[1485–95; < Anglo-French chance medlee]
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|Noun||1.||chance-medley - an unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense|
manslaughter - homicide without malice aforethought
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