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



BrE BrE//ˈmænslɔːtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænslɔːtər//
[uncountable] (law) Types of crime
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the crime of killing somebody illegally but not deliberately The charge has been reduced to manslaughter. The directors of the railway company could be charged with corporate manslaughter. compare culpable homicide, homicide, murder See related entries: Types of crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manslaughter