Definition of misadventure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsədˈventʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsədˈventʃər//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (British English, law) death caused by accident, rather than as a result of a crime a verdict of death by misadventure
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (formal) bad luck or a small accident synonym mishap
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in sense (2)): from Old French mesaventure, from mesavenir ‘turn out badly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misadventure