abortion, abortive attempt, abortive effort, bad behavior, breakdown, cadere, collapse, default, defeat, disappointment, downfall, failure, fiasco, frustration, futile effort, hopeless failure, ineffectiveness, ineffectual attempt, loss, lost labor, misadventure, misbehavior, mischance, misconduct, misfire, mistake, negative result, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, nonsuccess, overthrow, parum procedere, perdition, rout, ruin, secus procedere, stoppage, successlessness, total loss, unlawful act, unproductivity, vain attempt, vain effort
associated concepts: miscarriage of justice
accident (misfortune), disaster, failure (lack of success)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) An unsuccessful outcome, especially due to mismanagement.(2) The premature termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is able to survive outside the womb.v.miscarry
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.