wrongful act


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wrongful act

noun breach, breach of legal duty, civil wrong, contravention, delinquency, dereliction, dereeiction of duty, guilty act, illegality, impropriety, injustice, malefaction, malpractice, misbehavior, misconduct, misdoing, misfeasance, offense, offense against the law, tort, transgression, trespass, violation, willful wronggoing, 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
See also: tort, tortious act
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Giving examples of incidents she's come across in the past period, Raja'a blamed social media and technology for this wrongful act.
He underlined that a strong movement is required to stop the repetition of the wrongful act of blaspheming sanctities.
He reminded Julie of her country's obligation to "respect and ensure respect of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and that a state which knowingly assists another state in the commission of an internationally wrongful act bears the responsibility for the violation.
If a wrongful act is committed not in discharge of official duties, the department can never have evidence to sustain the charge of doing a criminal wrong which would be a misconduct.
Not only would criminals thus start contributing to society, but it might make some of them think twice before they commit any wrongful act, knowing that such a fate awaits them if caught.
Because the policy defines wrongful act as "any actual or alleged negligent act, error or omission, Personal Injury, or Advertising Injury," the policy "covers only liability for negligent conduct.
The first one is that Israel should accept that it's paying this money as a result of its wrongful act.
Wrongful deaths fall under the California personal injury litigation which allows the family of victims to ask for compensation from the party whose wrongful act or negligence resulted in the death of an individual.
By allowing the issue to proceed to a jury verdict, the judge acknowledged that individuals could be held personally liable based on their level of participation in the alleged wrongful act.
Given the strength and quality of the evidence, I have determined that both defendants were involved in assisting the preparation, planting and detonation of the bomb in circumstances where those involved in assisting those acts would be joint tortfeasors (individuals who committed a wrongful act injuring another person)," he said.
When the death of an individual is caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default occurring on the high seas beyond three nautical miles from the shore of the United States, the personal representative of the decedent may bring a civil action in admiralty against the person or vessel responsible.
Given this policy language, the court reasoned that "a breach of a pre-existing duty to pay is a wrongful act but .