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manslaughternoun [U]

uk   /ˈmænˌslɔː.tər/  us   /ˈmænˌslɑː.t̬ɚ/
the crime of killing a person when the killer did not intend to do it or cannot be responsible for his or her actions: She was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for manslaughter. He denies murder but admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
(Definition of manslaughter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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manslaughternoun [U]

 us   /ˈmænˌslɔ·t̬ər/ law
the crime of killing someone unintentionally or without having planned to do it: He was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison.
(Definition of manslaughter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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