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wrongful death n: 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]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.