Lord Campbell's Act

noun
Lord Camp·​bell's Act | \ ˈlȯrd-ˈkam-bəlz-, -ˈka-məlz-\

Legal Definition of Lord Campbell's Act

: a statute setting out the remedy available for wrongful death

History and Etymology for Lord Campbell's Act

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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