Feres doctrine

noun

Fer·​es doctrine
ˈfer-is-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 2 Mar. 2024.

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