Meaning of “miscarriage” in the English Dictionary

"miscarriage" in English

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miscarriagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈmɪsˌkær.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈmɪsˌker.ɪdʒ/
verb [ I ] uk /mɪˈskær.i/ us /ˈmɪsˌker.i/

Sadly, she miscarried eight weeks into the pregnancy.

(Definition of “miscarriage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"miscarriage" in American English

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miscarriagenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈmɪsˌkær·ɪdʒ/

an early, unintentional end to a pregnancy

miscarriage of justice

A miscarriage of justice is a wrong decision in a court of law, or any unfair decision:

He spent nine years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit – it was a great miscarriage of justice.

(Definition of “miscarriage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)