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[man-sley-er] /ˈmænˌsleɪ ər/
a person who kills another human being.
Origin of manslayer
before 1000; Middle English; manslaer. See man1, slayer
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manslaying, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The manslayer acts with all reason obliterated by the sudden provocation.
manslayer in the Bible

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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