Feres doctrine

noun
Fer·​es doctrine | \ ˈfer-is- \

Legal Definition of Feres doctrine

: a doctrine in tort law: a member of the military is barred from recovering damages from the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries sustained in the course of activity incident to his or her military service

called also Feres rule

History and Etymology for Feres doctrine

from Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950), the case which established the doctrine

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“Feres doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Feres%20doctrine. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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