• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chaud-medley (Law) The killing of a person in an affray, in the heat of blood, and while under the influence of passion, thus distinguished from chance-medley or killing in self-defense, or in a casual affray.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chaud-medley In law, the killing of a man in an affray in the heat of blood or passion: a word often erroneously used as synonymous with chance-medley.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chaude mêlée,; chaud, hot + mêler,Formerly sometimes spelt medler) to mingle