sovereign immunity
sovereign immunity see immunity

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

sovereign immunity
n.
A doctrine that prohibits lawsuits being brought against the government without its consent.

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


sovereign immunity
A legal principal making governmental bodies and employees immune from being sued in their own courts without governmental consent. The legislature can, and often does, carve out areas where this immunity will be waived (canceled).
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sovereign immunity
The legal protection that prevents a sovereign state or person from being sued without consent.

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


sovereign immunity
I
The legal protection that prevents a sovereign state or person from being sued without consent.
II The doctrine that the government, state or federal, is immune to lawsuit unless it give its consent.

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

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