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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Misadventure \Mis`ad*ven"ture\ (?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F. m['e]saventure.] Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mischance; mishap; misfortune; disaster; calamity. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

EXCUSABLE HOMICIDE, crim. law. The killing of a human being, when the party killing is not altogether free from blame, but the necessity which renders it excusable, may be said to be partly induce by his own act. 1 East, P. C. 220.