misadventure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English misaventure, from Old French mesaventure

Noun[edit]

misadventure (usually uncountable, plural misadventures)

  1. An accidental mishap or misfortune.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A "death by misadventure" is an accidental death not caused by any violation of law or criminal negligence.