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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Any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response,' Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan said in response to a statement by his Indian counterpart.
He said the Pakistan's Armed Forces are fully prepared to defend country and 'any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response.
In a statement on Tuesday, he said Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure.
He said that Pakistan will pay India in its own manner, in case of any Indian misadventure.
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India should avoid pursuing any misadventure under the garb of Uri sector incident.
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