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§ 3-901. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Wrongful Death (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-901
§ 3-901. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following terms have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Child” means a legitimate or an illegitimate child.
(c) “Parent” includes the mother and father of a deceased illegitimate child.
(d) “Person” includes an individual, receiver, trustee, guardian, executor, administrator, fiduciary, or representative of any kind, or any partnership, firm, association, public or private corporation, or any other entity.
Wrongful act
(e) “Wrongful act” means an act, neglect, or default including a felonious act which would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1974, c. 407; Acts 1974, c. 494, § 1; Acts 1979, c. 553; Acts 1983, c. 520.
Formerly Art. 67, §§ 1, 4, 6.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-901, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-901
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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