accidental killing


accidental killing
One resulting from an act which is lawful and lawfully done under a reasonable belief that no harm is possible; distinguished from "involuntary manslaughter," which is the result of an unlawful act, or of a lawful act done in an unlawful way

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • accidental killing — A death caused by a lawful act done under the reasonable belief that no harm was likely to result. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. accidental killing A death caused by a l …   Law dictionary

  • accidental killing — One resulting from an act which is lawful and lawfully done under a reasonable belief that no harm is possible; distinguished from involuntary manslaughter, which is the result of an unlawful act, or of a lawful act done in an unlawful way …   Black's law dictionary

  • killing by misadventure — Accidental killing of a person where the slayer is doing a lawful act, unaccompanied by any criminal carelessness or reckless conduct. Excusable homicide occurring where one engaged in doing lawful act, without intention to do harm and, with… …   Black's law dictionary

  • killing by misadventure — Accidental killing of a person where the slayer is doing a lawful act, unaccompanied by any criminal carelessness or reckless conduct. Excusable homicide occurring where one engaged in doing lawful act, without intention to do harm and, with… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • killing by accident — See accidental death …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Unlawful killing — In English law unlawful killing is a verdict that can be returned by an inquest in England and Wales. The verdict means that a death was caused by another person, without lawful excuse and in breach of the criminal law, in other words homicide.… …   Wikipedia

  • Team killing — or TKing is a term used in team based First person Shooters to describe players who accidentally or deliberately slay members of their own team. In the majority of case, it is a discouraged activity. Accidental TKing can happen due to inaccurate… …   Wikipedia

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