Manslaughter Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Manslaughter, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Manslaughter?

(n) Manslaughter is the killing or cause to death of a person without a pre-meditation or intention to kill or cause death, whether voluntarily or otherwise. In Man slaughter there is no intention or pre-plan to kill but killing or death occurred due to an impulsive act or a careless act. Eg. 1) Killing wife out of a sudden rage when she was found compromising with a stranger . 2) Killing the passengers by reckless driving