Literally, death by one's own hand or act, whether intentional or accidental. The equivalent of suicide for the purposes of an exception in a life insurance policy. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1145. As the terms are frequently employed in policies of life insurance, "suicide" and "self-destruction" are held to be legally synonymous, and both mean an intended voluntary taking of one's own life. Connecticut Mut. Life Ins. Co. v Akens, 150 US 468, 37 L Ed 1148, 14 S Ct 155.

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