wrongful death

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of wrongful death

: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.

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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

: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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