a person who kills another human being.

before 1000; Middle English; manslaer. See man1, slayer

manslaying, noun, adjective Unabridged
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Manslayer definition

one who was guilty of accidental homicide, and was entitled to flee to a city of refuge (Num. 35:6, 12, 22, 23), his compulsory residence in which terminated with the death of the high priest. (See CITY OF REFUGE.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
The manslayer acts with all reason obliterated by the sudden provocation.
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