executive immunity

Definition of "executive immunity"
  1. The protection given to individuals serving in the executive branch of government, shielding them from personal legal responsibility for wrongful acts performed while fulfilling their roles
How to use "executive immunity" in a sentence
  1. The governor invoked executive immunity in response to the lawsuit.
  2. The concept of executive immunity often comes into play in government-related legal disputes.
  3. Though criticized by some, executive immunity serves to allow government leaders to perform their duties without fear of personal lawsuits.

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