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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chance-medleynoun

    an unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chance-medleynoun

    the killing of another in self-defense upon a sudden and unpremeditated encounter. See Chaud-Medley

    Etymology: [Chance + medley.]

  2. Chance-medleynoun

    luck; chance; accident

    Etymology: [Chance + medley.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chance-medley

    chans′-med-li, n. homicide justifiable because done in the hot blood caused by an unprovoked assault—the word has no reference to homicide by accident: inadvertency. [O. Fr. chance medlée, mingled chance. 'From the fact that medley is also a noun, and chance-medley a possible combination in the sense of "fortuitous medley," the meaning has often been mistaken' (Dr Murray).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chance-medley in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chance-medley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    • A. model
    • B. empire
    • C. transition
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