death from natural causes

death from natural causes
death due to old age, natural death

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Death by natural causes — A death by natural causes, as recorded by coroners and on death certificates and associated documents, is one that is primarily attributed to natural agents: usually an illness or an internal malfunction of the body. For example, a person dying… …   Wikipedia

  • natural — [nach′ər əl, nach′rəl] adj. [OFr < L naturalis, by birth, according to nature] 1. of or arising from nature; in accordance with what is found or expected in nature 2. produced or existing in nature; not artificial or manufactured 3. dealing… …   English World dictionary

  • natural death — n. Death from natural causes, such as illness or old age, and not caused by violence or accident. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • natural — Untouched by man or by influences of civilization; wild; untutored, and is the opposite of the word artificial . Department of Public Works and Bldgs. for and in Behalf of People v. Keller, 22 Ill.App.3d 54, 316 N.E.2d 794, 796. The juristic… …   Black's law dictionary

  • natural — Untouched by man or by influences of civilization; wild; untutored, and is the opposite of the word artificial . Department of Public Works and Bldgs. for and in Behalf of People v. Keller, 22 Ill.App.3d 54, 316 N.E.2d 794, 796. The juristic… …   Black's law dictionary

  • natural — nat|u|ral1 W1S2 [ˈnætʃərəl] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(nature)¦ 2¦(normal)¦ 3¦(behaviour)¦ 4¦(ability)¦ 5¦(relaxed)¦ 6¦(parent/child)¦ 7¦(real)¦ 8 natural justice/law 9¦(food)¦ 10¦(music)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • natural — 1 adjective 1 NORMAL normal and what you would expect in a particular situation or at a particular time: Don t worry it s a perfectly natural reaction. | it s only natural spoken: It s only natural to be afraid sometimes. | it is natural for sb… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • Death rates in the 20th century — from natural causes, including disease and malnutrition, plummeted in wealthier countries. In 1900 around 17 Americans per 1000 died in any given year. At the close of the century the number was around 9 per thousand. Fertility rates and… …   Wikipedia

  • death, natural — n. A death that results solely from natural causes. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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