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Lord Campbell's Act

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

Legal Definition of Lord Campbell's Act

  1. :  a statute setting out the remedy available for wrongful death

Origin and Etymology of 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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