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Chance-medley   Listen
noun
Chance-medley  n.  
1.
(Law) The killing of another in self-defense upon a sudden and unpremeditated encounter. See Chaud-Medley. Note: The term has been sometimes applied to any kind of homicide by misadventure, or to any accidental killing of a person without premeditation or evil intent, but, in strictness, is applicable to such killing as happens in defending one's self against assault.
2.
Luck; chance; accident.






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