sovereign acts doctrine

Definition of "sovereign acts doctrine"
  1. A principle that offers protection to the United States from certain contractual responsibilities when actions are carried out in its role as a governing authority
How to use "sovereign acts doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The company sought damages from the U.S. government for a breached contract, but the court upheld the sovereign acts doctrine, absolving the government of liability.
  2. When the United States changed regulations, affecting several existing contracts, it invoked the sovereign acts doctrine as protection from the consequences.
  3. The sovereign acts doctrine often comes into play when private entities enter contractual agreements with the U.S. government and the latter alters its course, affecting said agreements.

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