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; 166ALR469; 12 ALR2d 1270; 52 ALR2d 1083.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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