wrongful death

noun

Definition of wrongful death

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

Examples of wrongful death in a sentence

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

1952

First Known Use of wrongful death

1952


WRONGFUL DEATH Defined for English Language Learners

wrongful death

noun

Definition of wrongful death for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

wrongful death

noun

Legal Definition of wrongful death

  1. :  a death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another sought damages for the wrongful death of their murdered daughter

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