sovereign immunity

Definition of "sovereign immunity"
  1. A legal principle that protects governments and their employees from lawsuits in their own courts without their approval, unless exceptions are legislated
How to use "sovereign immunity" in a sentence
  1. The state invoked sovereign immunity when citizens tried to sue it for negligence.
  2. Despite the contractor's best efforts, the city's sovereign immunity protected it from litigation.
  3. Sovereign immunity prevented the lawsuit against the public school teacher.

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