misadventure


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misadventure

n. a death due to unintentional accident without any violation of law or criminal negligence. Thus, there is no crime. (See: homicide)

See: accident, adversity, casualty, catastrophe, debacle, disaster, miscarriage, misfortune, quirk, tragedy

misadventure

a possible inquest verdict by a coroner that is similar to (but said by some to be different from) accident.

MISADVENTURE, crim. law, torts. An accident by which an injury occurs to another.
     2. When applied to homicide, misadventure is the act of a man who, in the performance of a lawful act, without any intention to do harm, and after using proper precaution to prevent danger, unfortunately kills another person. The act upon which the death ensues, must be neither malum in se, nor malum prohibitum. The usual examples under this head are, 1. When the death ensues from innocent recreations. 2. From moderate and lawful correction (q.v.) in foro domestico. 3. From acts lawful and indifferent in themselves, done with proper and ordinary caution. 4 Bl. Com. 182; 1 East, P C. 221.

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Referring to self defeated Indian claims of so called surgical strike across Line of Control, Commander reiterated resolve of the Corps to respond aggressively and effectively to any Indian miscalculation or misadventure along Line of Control.
"Both states are nuclear, and should refrain from any kind of misadventure," the defence minister said.
New Delhi [India], Dec 11 ( ANI ): Terming the meeting of Congress leaders with Pakistani officials as a "misadventure", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hit back at former prime minister Manmohan Singh who demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology for making accusation of treason against Congress leaders.
Replying to a question about Indian Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa's recent statement, he said, 'Pakistan was a peace loving country, but if adversary went for any misadventure, it would be given such a befitting response that would be remembered for ages.'
"We are alive to threat from Eastern Border linked to ongoing situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, and fully prepared to thwart any misadventure or aggression," he said while addressing formation officers and troops at formation headquarters in Gilgit, according to an Inter Services Public Relations press release.
ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is ready to respond strongly if India resorts to any misadventure in an attempt to divert the world's attention from the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir, on Saturday.
Summary: Army 'ready to defend nation' if India resorts to any misadventure, officials say
RAWALPINDI -- Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has cautioned India that any misadventure on its side against Pakistan will be given a sterner response than that of February 27.
Inter-Services Public Relations chief Maj Gen Ghafoor, while responding to tweets from Chinar Corps handle, said that India was 'carving out casus belli' by making such false allegations and any misadventure would be retaliated with full force.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said Pakistan's response shall be even stronger than that of February 27, should there be an attempt by Indian Army to undertake any misadventure.
The Pakistan Army has warned India against any 'misadventure' and vowed to give a stronger response than February 27 if New Delhi fails to heed the word of caution.
Minister says Pakistan biggest victim of terrorism, it's time for world to 'do more'PTM speaks enemy's language says MinisterISLAMABAD: Minister of State for the Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, on Sunday, subtly warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi against future misadventures against Pakistan, advising India not to undermine" Pakistan.Addressing the participants of 17th Young Leaders Summit held at Jinnah Convention Centre, Afridi said that Premier Modi must understand that any misadventure would be retaliated with full force'.