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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an instance of misfortune;
[syn: mishap, misadventure, mischance]

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

misadventure n 1: an instance of misfortune [syn: mishap, misadventure, mischance]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "misadventure": accident, blow, blunder, boner, bull, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collision, contretemps, crack-up, crash, disaster, error, faux pas, grief, howler, ill hap, lapse, mischance, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, pileup, shipwreck, shock, slip, smash, smashup, staggering blow, tragedy, wreck
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MISADVENTURE, crim. law, torts. An accident by which an injury occurs to another. 2. When applied to homicide, misadventure is the act of a man who, in the performance of a lawful act, without any intention to do harm, and after using proper precaution to prevent danger, unfortunately kills another person. The act upon which the death ensues, must be neither malum in se, nor malum prohibitum. The usual examples under this head are, 1. When the death ensues from innocent recreations. 2. From moderate and lawful correction (q.v.) in foro domestico. 3. From acts lawful and indifferent in themselves, done with proper and ordinary caution. 4 Bl. Com. 182; 1 East, P C. 221.