Examples from the Web for manslaughter
After four years, two trials, an adoption, and multiple jury scandals, polo mogul John Goodman was found guilty of manslaughter.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mitchell was convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 10 to 20 years.
Her doctor, Raslan Fadl, and father, Mohamed al-bates, from a nearby village, were in court charged with manslaughter.
Selling drugs in cahoots with a childhood friend, a disagreement led to manslaughter by gunshot.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure|Moral Courage|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He pled guilty to manslaughter charges and received a two-and-a-half-year sentence.Costa Concordia Captain: I’m A Scapegoat For Carnival Cruise Lines|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And a jolly good thing I did see it, or you might have been had up for manslaughter.'Chatterbox, 1906|Various
An Old Bailey jury let the rasher, but grief-stricken man, lightly off under a verdict of "Manslaughter."Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
However, some years later he returned to England and was tried, but the jury gave a verdict of "Manslaughter" against him.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
We shall all be sent to the castle, and perhaps transported for manslaughter.The English Spy|Bernard Blackmantle
Brothers slay each other for the sake of gain, and no one spares his father or mother in that manslaughter and adultery.The Younger Edda|Snorre
British Dictionary definitions for manslaughter
Word Origin and History for manslaughter
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."
Culture definitions for manslaughter
The unlawful killing of a person, without malice or premeditation. Involuntary manslaughter is accidental, such as running into someone with a car. Voluntary manslaughter is committed in the “heat of passion,” as in a spontaneous fight in which one person is killed by a strong blow. Manslaughter is usually considered less serious than murder. Both murder and manslaughter are types of homicide.