- 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 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 advenīre 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.