wrongful act

wrongful act
I noun breach, breach of legal duty, civil wrong, contravention, delinquency, dereliction, dereliction of duty, guilty act, illegality, impropriety, injustice, malefaction, malpractice, misbehavior, misconduct, misdeed, misdoing, misfeasance, offense, offense against the law, tort, transgression, trespass, violation, willful wrongdoing, wrong, wrongful conduct associated concepts: criminal act, illegality, perjury, tortuous act, wrongful attachment, wrongful conviction, wrongful death, wrongful execution, wrongful foreclosure, wrongful injunction, wrongful institution of an action, wrongful levy, wrongful testimony II index tort, tortious act

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

wrongful act
An act that infringes on someone’s rights and injures him or her.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

wrongful act
n. Any act that will damage the rights of another, unless it is done in the exercise of another equal or superior right. For that reason, the scope of wrongful acts is not limited to illegal acts, but includes acts that are immoral, anti social, or libel to result in a civil suit.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • wrongful act — Any act which in the ordinary course will infringe upon the rights of another to his damage, unless it is done in the exercise of an equal or superior right. Brennan v United Hatters of North America, 73 NJL 729,65 A 165; Louis Kamm, Inc. v Flink …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wrongful death — n: a death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another sought damages for the wrongful death of their murdered daughter Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • wrongful — wrong·ful / rȯŋ fəl/ adj 1: constituting a wrong; esp: injurious to the rights of another a wrongful act or omission 2: unlawful remained in wrongful occupation of the property a wrongful occupant …   Law dictionary

  • wrongful death action — n: an action that is brought by and in the name of the personal representative (as a spouse or parent) of one who dies a wrongful death and that seeks damages for the benefit of the survivors or the estate of the decedent compare survival action… …   Law dictionary

  • wrongful-death action — n. A lawsuit brought alleging damages from a wrongful act, default, or negligent behavior that resulted in the aforementioned s demise. Such action may be brought by the executor or administrator of the decedent s estate, as well as his or her… …   Law dictionary

  • wrongful — wrong‧ful [ˈrɒŋfl ǁ ˈrɒːŋ ] adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCES wrongful actions or activities are unfair or illegal: • He has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal (= being dismissed unfairly from his job ) . wrongfully adverb …   Financial and business terms

  • wrongful conduct — I noun bad conduct, breach, contravention, corruption, crime, delinquency, dereliction, deviation from rectitude, ill conduct, illegal action, illegality, impropriety, infringement, injurious action, injustice, malfeasance, malpractice,… …   Law dictionary

  • death by wrongful act — See wrongful death …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wrongful — Injurious, heedless, unjust, reckless, unfair; it implies the infringement of some right, and may result from disobedience to lawful authority. Buhler v. Marrujo, 86 N.M. 399, 524 P.2d 1015, 1019. See also tort @ wrongful abuse of process See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • wrongful death — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑death, ↑decease, ↑expiry * * * noun, pl ⋯ deaths… …   Useful english dictionary

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