Definition of involuntary manslaughter in English:

involuntary manslaughter

noun

mass nounLaw
  • The crime of killing another human being unlawfully but unintentionally.

    ‘James has been charged with involuntary manslaughter’
    as modifier ‘he has launched an appeal bid against his involuntary manslaughter conviction’
    • ‘He agreed to plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter as the jury selection process was underway.’
    • ‘Should she be found guilty of murder or involuntary manslaughter, she would be repatriated after serving her prison term.’
    • ‘He is facing involuntary manslaughter charges for the fire that killed 100.’
    • ‘A jury later convicted the bounty hunter of involuntary manslaughter.’
    • ‘He was sentenced to 14 years in July 1998 for involuntary manslaughter.’
    • ‘The investigation cites possible offenses, including involuntary manslaughter, assault, battery, dereliction of duty and conspiracy.’
    • ‘Her conviction was later reduced to involuntary manslaughter on appeal and she was allowed to return home to Cheshire.’
    • ‘The Law Commission has recognised the urgent need to reform the law on involuntary manslaughter.’
    • ‘Now the club's owner, his partner and two others are facing involuntary manslaughter charges.’
    • ‘He is charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and owning a mischievous dog that killed a person.’