- an unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck
- Eng. Law death caused accidentally by someone while performing a legal act and with no intent to injure
Origin of misadventureMiddle English mesaventure ; from OFr: see mis- and amp; adventure
An instance of misfortune; a mishap.
Origin of misadventureMiddle English misaventure from Old French mesaventure, from mesavenir, to result in misfortune : mes-, badly; see mis–1 + avenir, to turn out (from Latin adven&imacron;re, to come to; see advent).
- A "death by misadventure" is an accidental death not caused by any violation of law or criminal negligence.
Middle English misaventure, from Old French mesaventure
misadventure - Legal Definition
- An accident or unlucky event.
- An accidental homicide.