miscarriage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mis-kar'ij for 1 also mis'kar&secij), [key]
— n.
  1. the expulsion of a fetus before it is viable, esp. between the third and seventh months of pregnancy; spontaneous abortion. Cf.(def. 1).
  2. failure to attain the just, right, or desired result: a miscarriage of justice.
  3. failure of something sent, as a letter, to reach its destination.
  4. transportation of goods not in accordance with the contract of shipment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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