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/ac·ci·den·tal/ (ak″sĭ-den´t'l)
1. occurring by chance, unexpectedly, or unintentionally.
2. nonessential; not innate or intrinsic.


adjective Unexpected; by chance


(ak'si-dent) [L. accidere, to happen]
1. An unforeseen, unfortunate occurrence.
2. An unexpected complication of a disease or treatment.. accidental (-den'tal), adjective; accidentally

cerebrovascular accident

Abbreviation: CVA

radiation accident

Undesired excessive exposure to ionizing radiation.
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North Wales has seen a steady decrease in the number of accidental dwelling fires per 10,000 dwellings since 2001-02 with 614 in 2001/02 compared with 433 in 2016/17, although all three Welsh fire and rescue authorities recorded an increase in 2016-17.
He submits that other than the aforesaid payment, which was made under the Group Life Insurance Policy, no additional accidental death benefit was liable to be paid to the respondents.
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Citing the earlier pollution exclusion arguments that "sudden and accidental" means unexpected and unintended, the policyholders argued that this release--a release that began more than a year before the claim was made--was sudden and accidental.
Tariq Malik said that upon any accidental death of SNIC holder, State Life would pay the said benefit to NADRA for onward submission to a person nominated by cardholder.
Graham Kinnear, managing director of Landlord Assist, said: "We were concerned that with the housing market showing potential signs of improvement this may have sparked an exodus of accidental landlords, resulting in a severe shortage of properties.
But now it seems many accidental landlords are remaining in the industry for a prolonged period of time.
2 : not happening or done on purpose <an accidental shooting>
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Accidental deaths in the United States are rising at an "alarming rate," according to the National Safety Council, which released data in June showing such deaths soon could surpass the all-time high set in 1969.
A fifth of all claims for accidental damage to the home happen during the school summer holiday, an insurer said today.