Meaning of “manslaughter” in the English Dictionary

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"manslaughter" in British English

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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)

"manslaughter" in American English

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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)