chaud-medley

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French chaude mêlée, hot affray.

Noun[edit]

chaud-medley (plural chaud-medleys)

  1. (law, obsolete) The killing of a person in an affray, in the heat of blood, and while under the influence of passion, distinguished from chance-medley or killing in self-defence or casual affray.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.