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wrongful death

noun

law : a death caused by someone's mistake or by someone's improper act

Full Definition of WRONGFUL DEATH

:  a death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another

Examples of WRONGFUL DEATH

  1. She filed a wrongful death suit against the hospital, alleging that its negligence led to her daughter's death.

First Known Use of WRONGFUL DEATH

1952

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