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accidental death

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccidental deathˌaccidental ˈdeath noun [uncountable] law especially British English 🔊 🔊 an expression used by a court when it has decided that someone’s death was caused by an accident
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accidental deathIt seemed to be pretty much an open and shut case of accidental death, apart from the problem of identifying him.Such reports are routine in the case of accidental death, he said.An inquest had been held and a verdict of accidental death returned.On 4 December 1985 the inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.The coroner recorded verdicts of accidental death.Deputy Coroner Mr Pollard recorded verdicts of accidental death and said he was satisfied what had happened had been purely an accident.Personally, I'd put my money on accidental death without a second thought.
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