Unlawfully killing another person without intending to. Also used where someone did intend to kill but has successfully pleaded provocation, loss of control or diminished responsibility.

Explanation attempts (110)

28 Oct 2012 17:01
quote Manslaughter is murder without prior planning, and with supported reasons - such as protecting property or an accident. Manslaughter is causing anothers death without malice or intent. unquote
28 Oct 2012 19:14
quote To kill someone without meaning to and to not pre meditate taking someone's life. unquote
28 Oct 2012 19:25
quote Accidental murder unquote
29 Oct 2012 11:49
quote Accidental murder. When a person dies at the cause of another, but the person had no or little intention of killing the person. E.g. If a person accidentally fires a gun, which happens to kill somebody. It's not murder, because they didn't intend to kill anyone. unquote
29 Oct 2012 14:55
quote Killing someone by accident. unquote
29 Oct 2012 21:38
quote killing a person with no planning or preparation, i.e running over someone unquote
30 Oct 2012 10:45
quote when somebody kills someone without the intention to do so. unquote
30 Oct 2012 14:54
quote The accidental death of a person, although blame can be proportioned to one particular party unquote
30 Oct 2012 14:56
quote Death of another person that wasn't intended by the accused, usually through negigence. unquote
30 Oct 2012 18:43
quote Murder when the person didn't set out to kill someone, but someone died as a result of their actions. unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:03
quote To kill a person without intention to do so. unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:58
quote That a death has occured as the result of a crime that was unintentional unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:46
quote Someone has been murdered and an individual is claiming it was accidental (Manslaughter) rather than cold bloodedly thought through unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:59
quote When you kill someone by accident. There was no intention to murder however what ever you have done has led to an individual's death. For example if you accidently ran someone over and they died you could be done for man slaughter but not murder because you didn't set out to kill them. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:05
quote This is accidental or non-purposeful killing of someone. The guilty party did not pre-plan or premediate this murder in any way. They could have killed the person by accident or a passion killing i.e. it was the spare of the moment they never intended to harm the person or at least not end their life. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:47
quote Manslaughter is when you kill somebody either unintentionally or accidentally while the balance of mind is disturbed. unquote
31 Oct 2012 16:36
quote Is the charge made against an individual for killing Another but it has been proven in a court of law that it Was not a premeditated act such as in the case of self Defense unquote
31 Oct 2012 16:48
quote Someone charged with murder that was not pre meditated. They did not set out to or plan to kill someone. unquote
31 Oct 2012 17:18
quote The unlawful killing of another human being without malice or force unquote
31 Oct 2012 17:18
quote Accidental killing. unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:57
quote The unintentional killing of someone unquote
31 Oct 2012 20:29
quote i think this means when you have killed someone, but not deliberately. its a death caused by an individual, but it's argued that its an accident and not a deliberate act. unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:06
quote The crime of taking another humans life, but without prior planning / intent. Or killing someone without meaning to do so unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:19
quote That you did not mean to murder the person. It was a terrible accident. unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:48
quote Causing death unintentionally unquote
1 Nov 2012 13:14
quote When someone causes the death or another person. The means by which they caused death was not deliberate but there was sufficient negligence or culpability on their part so as to place blame. unquote
1 Nov 2012 14:07
quote accidental murder unquote
1 Nov 2012 15:10
quote This refers to the supposed accidental killing of a person. Where as murder may refer to an intended or perhaps planned killing; manslaughter could instead mean an unplanned/uncontrolled/accidental action that results in the killing of another person. unquote
1 Nov 2012 16:36
quote When an action leads to someone else's death, without intention. e.g. When someone dies after being punched - the goal was to punch them, not kill them. unquote
1 Nov 2012 16:58
quote The death of someone which wasn't deliberat. unquote
1 Nov 2012 17:36
quote Killing a person by accident without intent. unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:28
quote The killing of persons/ people by a number of means * but without definite/direct intent to murder for self purpose.Dealth as a result of having a duty of care to others to keep them safe e.g Corporate manslaughter. * insanity / dangerous driving unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:40
quote When you commit murder unintentionally. unquote
2 Nov 2012 12:17
quote To kill someone but not as bad as murder. Perhaps accidental unquote
16 Nov 2012 11:19
quote Killing a person without the intent to do so. That is a death as an accidental outcome of your actions, for example, you could hit someone who then dies but you only intended to hurt them. Another example is in industrial accidents - the employer did not intend to harm the victim but the death was a direct result of the employer's actions or inaction. unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:03
quote Unintentionally ending the life of another person. unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:59
quote Causing death via negligence, causing death where death was not intended but could have been prevented if you had acted differently. For example a company can be convicted of manslaughter if they have failed to provide adequate health and safety protection and have acted with undue care or what would reasonably be seen as care. unquote
21 Nov 2012 01:15
quote Causing death of another accidentally unquote
24 Nov 2012 20:46
quote Causing somebody's death where it was your fault, but it wasn't in any way intentional. unquote
11 Nov 2013 19:37
quote when someone kills someone else unintentionally unquote
13 Nov 2013 13:49
quote unintentionally killing somebody unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:10
quote Killing someone without reasoning. unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:18
quote When somebody kills someone without nesessarily intending to. unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:35
quote Manslaughter is a sentence someone has been given who has committed murder accidentally. unquote
15 Nov 2013 13:02
quote the murder is not premeditated unquote
15 Nov 2013 13:49
quote Accidental unlwaful killing of another human being. unquote
15 Nov 2013 20:18
quote Killing a person without prior planning to or intention unquote
16 Nov 2013 12:25
quote Not intentionally murdering a person. unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:46
quote Causing the death of another individual accidentally unquote
16 Nov 2013 22:56
quote Killing without intent, causing a person's death by accident unquote
17 Nov 2013 11:51
quote accidental murder, a series of events which you caused and lead to someones death but you didnt know it would end or cause the death of a person. unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:07
quote Killing a person unintentionally and without premeditation unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:58
quote Killing someone without intent or accidentally. unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:31
quote Killing someone without intent or premeditation. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:07
quote Crime referring to killing someone, but is seen as different from murder since it takes into account factors such as the accused's mental state, etc. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:07
quote When someone is accidentally, i.e. not intentionally, responsible for the death of another unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:24
quote involuntary murder unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:10
quote Murdering someone unintentionally. Perhaps a fight which goes too far or an argument which inadvertently leads to a person being pushed down the stairs for example! unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:15
quote accidental murder unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:26
quote is the unlawful killing of someone but without prior intent to do so unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:18
quote to kill someone without meaning to unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:22
quote Accidental, or non-intentional murder. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:52
quote This is when someone has killed someone without the intention of murder. unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:26
quote This is where someone kills someone, but is considered less worse than murder for reasons different to every case. unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:21
quote killing someone unintentionally unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:40
quote Killing someone without intent unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:08
quote killing a person without intent, or by accident unquote
18 Nov 2013 00:32
quote When a person kills another person without predetermined planning or long thought. unquote
18 Nov 2013 17:15
quote someone who has killed a human being without the intention of them being murdered. unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:16
quote killing somebody in a less severe way than murdering them. unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:24
quote the act of killing someone however not as severe as murder, almost unintentional unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:33
quote It is when you kill somebody unintentionally, but because of your own negligence your actions have led to someone being killed unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:50
quote killing someone without intent to do so unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:56
quote Death of another causes by accident or negligence unquote
19 Nov 2013 08:18
quote When you kill someone unintentionally, by accident unquote
19 Nov 2013 09:51
quote Less serious than murder. unquote
31 Oct 2014 14:49
quote a person has been killed in an unlawful manner by another but the act was not premeditated by the individual responsible. unquote
5 Nov 2014 16:40
6 Nov 2014 13:30
quote accidentally causing another persons death without having intention to do so. The death could be caused by reckless driving for example. I.e by negligence unquote
7 Nov 2014 12:27
quote causing the death of a person unintentionally unquote
7 Nov 2014 18:49
quote Manslaughter means to kill someone without intent unquote
8 Nov 2014 13:57
quote Killing somebody by accident unquote
10 Nov 2014 13:33
quote Yhe crime that has been committed when someone has died as the result of another persons actions. However, the death is not premeditated. unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:12
quote killing a person accidently unquote
10 Nov 2014 21:56
quote A crime where a person unintentionally takes the life of another by matter of an accident but the incident could have been avoided unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:15
quote accidentally killing someone. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:13
quote Causing the death of another person. Not on purpose but because you were being careless, such as speeding when driving. unquote
11 Nov 2014 13:52
quote Killing someone without the intention of doing so. Accidental death unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:04
quote To kill someone without intent unquote
12 Nov 2014 12:57
quote Causing death without the intention to do so. Commonly used in situations such as traffic accidents or brawling. unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:28
quote When someone kills someone but doesn't mean too unquote
12 Nov 2015 19:56
quote When someone kills someone else but that wasnt what they set out to do unquote
16 Nov 2015 23:38
quote Intentional killing that is not premeditated: "spur of the moment" unquote
17 Nov 2015 23:00
quote Accidental murder - Where person A is responsible for the death of person B but there was no intention of actual murder. unquote
18 Nov 2015 13:52
quote The offence of killing someone but not having intended to kill them. An unintentional killing. unquote
19 Nov 2015 14:55
quote Death of an individual caused by the actions of someone else, accidentally. unquote
19 Nov 2015 19:22
quote Manslaughter means that a person has been convicted of killing another person without the intention of murdering that person. unquote
22 Nov 2015 16:11
quote Accidentally killing someone unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:03
quote a classification for murder unquote
22 Nov 2015 21:35
quote Causing death to another person. Not premeditated. The perpetrator may have killed someone without meaning to, or could have killed someone on accident. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:25
quote Manslaughter is when you kill someone but accidentally, such as in a car accident. There is no motive and is less serious than murder. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:05
quote Causing the death of another civilian by one's actions or by neglect, either accidentally or in the absence of prior planning. Prior planning would warrant a ruling or murder whereas intent to kill 'in the heat of the moment' could be classed as manslaughter. unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:55
quote Causing harm to someone but not achieving the end result, or doing something in accordance to an accident not actually meaning to harm the subject unquote
8 Nov 2016 22:34
quote Taking someone's life without predication. unquote
8 Nov 2016 23:18
quote A crime in which someone has been killed but the court rules that the defendant didn't intent to kill the victim unquote
9 Nov 2016 14:31
quote When someone is killed by another person but it was not planned/pre-meditated. unquote
10 Nov 2016 20:24
quote When someone is unintentionally killed unquote
11 Nov 2016 14:42
quote This term means that someone has been killed by yourself, but, they have died without you intending that to happen. You had not gone out with the intention to kill someone. unquote
14 Nov 2016 11:44
quote When you didn't intend to kill someone but the result was murder. unquote
14 Nov 2016 23:51
quote To cause death without intention to cause death. unquote


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