wrongful-death

wrongful death

noun Law.
the death of a person wrongfully caused, as comprising the grounds of a damage suit.
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wrongful death

noun
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 
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