manslayer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manslayer a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manslayer One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manslayer A slayer of a man or of men; one who kills a human being.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Manslayer one who kills a man
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mann; Ger. mann, Dut. man, L. masmans, a male, Sans. manu, a man.

Usage

In literature:

This will be the beginning of thy manslayings.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
So thee's a manslayer?
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
If a manslayer does not believe that the next of kin is on his track, he will not flee to the City of Refuge.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Far, far more so than the manslayer had of old in his.
"The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus" by John Ross Macduff
To Thebes the story of that manslaying?
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
Man is a manslayer by instinct and by will.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
He remained a ferocious manslayer and cannibal to the last.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
There it stood, the terrible beast, the manslayer, gigantic in its might, and for a moment the spectator stood petrified.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
I remember the year of my own manslaying.
"Andromache" by Gilbert Murray
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