Per infortunium

PER INFORTUNIUM, criminal law. Homicide per infortunium, or by misadventure, is said to take place when a man in doing a lawful act, without any intent to hurt, unfortunately kills another. Hawk. bk. 1, c. 11; Foster, 258, 259; 3 Inst. 56.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Consider also examples of self-inflicted death which are described as infortunium in the Coroner'sinquest but marked felo de se in the margin of those entries: Matilda Poncher is said to have hanged herself by mischance ('per infortunium se suspendit) in the 1364 Cambridgeshire Coroners roll, but the margin is marked felo de se (TNA, JUST 2/21, m.