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Pronunciation: (mis-kar'ij; for 1 also mis'kar"ij), [key]
1. the expulsion of a fetus before it is viable, esp. between the third and seventh months of pregnancy; spontaneous abortion. Cf. abortion (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. Chiefly Brit.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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