Lord Campbell's Act

noun

Lord Camp·​bell's Act
ˈlȯrd-ˈkam-bəlz-, -ˈka-məlz-
: a statute setting out the remedy available for wrongful death

Word History

Etymology

after Baron John Campbell (1779–1861), Scottish-born British jurist who played an instrumental role in the passage of the 1846 Fatal Accidents Act, which formed the basis for such laws

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“Lord Campbell's Act.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Lord%20Campbell%27s%20Act. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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