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  1. wrongful deathnoun

    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


  1. wrongful death

    Wrongful death claim is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. In wrongful death cases, survivors are compensated for the harm, losses, and suffering they've suffered after losing a loved one.


  1. wrongful death

    Wrongful death is a legal term referring to a death that has been caused directly by the negligence, recklessness, deliberate act, or misconduct of another individual, entity, or company. It is a civil action which allows the estate or family members of the deceased to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death. Compensation may be sought for damages like loss of financial support, emotional distress, funeral costs, and medical expenses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrongful death in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrongful death in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wrongful death in a Sentence

  1. Bonnie Watson Coleman:

    What we are in search of is the incentive to treat Black men and women with the dignity and respect that their humanity demands. Right now cities have been paying wrongful death suits to the tune of billions of dollars and we haven’t seen a change in the behavior of officers.

  2. Michale Callahan:

    The magnitude of Randy's story, or any wrongful death row conviction that's tainted by police or prosecutorial misconduct, is that the government officials guilty of that conduct are really no better than those who commit cold-blooded murder.

  3. Robert Bloom:

    What it means is that Lloyd's family might be able to collect from the estate, they would have an action against the estate because of the wrongful death of their family member.

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