dram shop act

noun
\ˈdram-\

Legal Definition of dram shop act 

: a law imposing civil liability on the owner of an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated person who causes injury to another as a result of the intoxication

called also civil damage act, civil liability act

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