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misadventure

An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related “homicide by misadventure”. In medicine, the term has become a euphemism for a therapeutic error, as in a surgical misadventure in which the wrong leg was amputated.

misadventure

Legalese An unintended result of an action, as in an occupation-related 'homicide by misadventure'. See Mistake. Cf Miscall.
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We don't understand how it can be death by misadventure when she died of hypothermia.
An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure, but speculation continued that he was murdered.
An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure, but speculation has never gone away that he was in fact murdered.
Recording a verdict of death by misadventure, the city's coroner Phillip Rogers said: "It doesn't need me to say trying to put as much food in your mouth as possible is a dangerous thing.
The jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure but told the privately-run prison it should implement 'prevention by way of proper searches' in future.
Yet "this is a case of death by misadventure," he says.
A CORONER'S court has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after a man was found dead in a hotel.
Deputy coroner Clare Bailey recorded a death by misadventure.
Yesterday a jury recorded a conclusion of death by misadventure.
Coroner Terence Carney recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Coroner Tim Ratcliffe recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Now North Staffordshire coroner Ian Smith has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after Mr Webster, from Buxton, Derbyshire, died from neck compression.