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misadventure

noun [C] uk   /ˌmɪs.ədˈven.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/ literary
an accident or bad luckdeath by misadventure UK specialized the official expression used in court for a death that happens by accident: The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
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