death by accidental means


death by accidental means
See accidental means.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • accidental means — Characterizing the nature of the cause of a happening by chance and without intention or design, which is unforeseen, unexpected and unusual at the time it occurs. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1165; A11110: 17 ALR 1199. Where the death is the result of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • external, violent and accidental means — Death through external, violent and accidental means necessarily implies that death did not result indirectly from disease or bodily infirmity. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York v. Hassing, C.C.A.10, 134 F.2d 714, 716 …   Black's law dictionary

  • external, violent and accidental means — Death through external, violent and accidental means necessarily implies that death did not result indirectly from disease or bodily infirmity. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York v. Hassing, C.C.A.10, 134 F.2d 714, 716 …   Black's law dictionary

  • death — n: a permanent cessation of all vital bodily functions: the end of life see also brain death, civil death ◇ Death is usu. defined by statute and for purposes of criminal homicide has been held to include brain death. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary… …   Law dictionary

  • accidental death — n death by accidental means usu. sudden and violent also death occurring as the unforeseen and chance result of an intended act …   Medical dictionary

  • accidental death — noun : death by accidental means usually sudden and violent; sometimes : death occurring as the unforeseen and chance result of an intended act compare double indemnity * * * accidental death UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accidental Death And Dismemberment Insurance - AD&D — A rider attached to a life or health insurance policy. AD&D covers death by accidental means (rather than natural causes) and dismemberment, which includes loss of the use of certain body parts (including limbs or eyesight.)  These riders… …   Investment dictionary

  • accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • death — /deth/, n. 1. the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. Cf. brain death. 2. an instance of this: a death in the family; letters published after his death. 3. the state of being …   Universalium