emergency doctrine
emergency doctrine n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

emergency doctrine
n.
The principle that a person is not expected to exercise the same degree of care when faced with an emergency or sudden peril as he or she would under ordinary circumstances.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


emergency doctrine
A doctrine that excuses a person from having to act with reasonable care if that person acted with a sudden and urgent need for aid in an emergency.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


emergency doctrine
A principle that allows individuals to take action in the face of a sudden or urgent need for aid, without being subject to normal standards of reasonable care. Also called imminent peril doctrine, or sudden peril doctrine.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


emergency doctrine
A principle that allows individuals to take action in the face of a sudden or urgent need for aid, without being subject to normal standards of reasonable care. Also called imminent peril doctrine, or sudden peril doctrine.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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