family car doctrine
family car doctrine n: family purpose doctrine

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

family car doctrine
A rule of law applied in particular cases of negligence that extends liability to the owner of an automobile for damage done by a family member while using the car.

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


family car doctrine
A rule of law applied in particular cases of negligence that extends liability to the owner of an automobile for damage done by a family member while using the car.

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

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