accidental death


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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


accidental death
n. Death resulting from an accident from an unusual event that was unanticipated by everyone involved. A death may be considered "accidental" even if it was intentional or expected. For example, an insurance policy may provide that its accidental death benefit will be paid if the insured is murdered (although generally not if the beneficiary committed the murder).

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • accidental death — noun count or uncount LEGAL a death that was not caused on purpose: used for reporting the decision of a CORONER (=an official who examines the cause of someone s death) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • accidental death — n [U] law especially BrE an expression used by a court when it has decided that someone s death was caused by an accident …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • accidental death — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms accidental death : singular accidental death plural accidental deaths legal a death that was not caused on purpose: used for reporting the decision of a coroneran official who examines the cause of… …   English dictionary

  • accidental death — n. death caused by an accident (as opposed to natural causes, murder or suicide) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accidental death — noun (U) law an expression used by a British court when it has decided that someone s death was caused by an accident …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • accidental death — One caused by unexpected or unintended means. Sanders v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 104 Utah 75, 138 P.2d 239 …   Black's law dictionary

  • accidental death — One caused by unexpected or unintended means. Sanders v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 104 Utah 75, 138 P.2d 239 …   Black's law dictionary

  • accidental death — One that occurs unforeseen, undesigned, and unexpected. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 1166. One which occurs by accident, that is, was not designed or anticipated, albeit it may occur in consequence of a voluntary act. Anno: 26 ALR 119; 56ALR 1091;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary