wrongful death


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wrongful death

n.
A cause of action for civil damages based on a wrongful act or negligence that caused the death of a family member of the plaintiff.
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Noun1.wrongful death - a death that results from a wrongful act or from negligence; a death that can serve as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the dead person's family or heirs
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
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