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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Manslauchter, -ir, n. Also: Man(ni)s slauchter. [ME. manslawhtre, -slaughtere (14th c.).] Homicide. — 14.. Reg. Maj. c. 136.
Of borowys to be gewyne in al causis of felonny outane manslauchter
14.. Acts I. 375/2. c1520-c1535 Nisbet Luke xxiii. 25. c1575 Balfour Pract. 512.
Thair ar twa kindis of man-slauchter, the ane is callit murther, and the uther callit simple slauchter
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i. 6.

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