charitable immunity

Definition of "charitable immunity"
  1. Protection from being sued, especially in cases involving negligence, given to charitable or nonprofit associations, such as hospitals
How to use "charitable immunity" in a sentence
  1. After the incident, the hospital invoked its charitable immunity to avoid a lawsuit.
  2. My lawyer explained that the local food bank had charitable immunity which means they can't be sued for negligence.
  3. Under the doctrine of charitable immunity, the nonprofit organization was shielded from liability.

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