That means one of two things: either that these laws arose by chance-medley, or that some one enacted them.
The end comes to both actions at once in the squalor of a chance-medley.
I have not time or paper, else I could draw an inference, not very illustrative of your chance-medley system.
"chance-medley is not a hanging matter," said he, in a shaking voice.
While this was transacting upon the quarter-deck, a chance-medley fight was going on throughout the ship.
Beware of malice prepense, of chance-medley, and of manslaughter.