Mis·ad·ven·ture n. Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure.
Homicide by misadventure Law, homicide which occurs when a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of injury, unfortunately kills another; -- called also excusable homicide. See Homicide.
Syn: -- Mischance; mishap; misfortune; disaster; calamity.
n : an instance of misfortune [syn: mishap, mischance]