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death by misadventure (dɛθ baɪ ˌmɪsədˈvɛntʃə) 



  1. (British) a possible verdict in a coroner's court, indicating that death was due to an accident not to a crimes or somebody's negligence

Example Sentences Including 'death by misadventure'

- easy enough, that: the inquest had merely to record a verdict of death by misadventure , and sleeping dogs would lie happily enough.
Brandon, Ruth Left, Right and Centre
All the details from the coroner's court: and the verdict, death by misadventure.
Hilary Mantel LEARNING TO TALK: Short stories (2003)
An initial inquest in 1953, held in private and without a jury, returned a verdict of death by misadventure.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
He offered the jury either of two verdicts: accidental death or death by misadventure.
Irish Times (2002)
The coroner called it death by misadventure , and rumors flew of a Stones-ordered hit.
Maxim (2004)
They vowed never to carry on without drummer John (Bonzo) Bonham, (" death by misadventure ," 1980).
Globe and Mail (2003)


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