governmental immunity

governmental immunity
governmental immunity see immunity

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

governmental immunity
A doctrine limiting the federal government’s power to tax states and the states’ power to tax the federal government.

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

governmental immunity
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

governmental immunity
   the doctrine from English common law that no governmental body can be sued unless it gives permission. This protection resulted in terrible injustices, since public hospitals, government drivers and other employees could be negligent with impunity (free) from judgment. The Federal Tort Claims Act and state waivers of immunity (with specific claims systems) have negated this rule, which stemmed from the days when kings set prerogatives.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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