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family purpose doctrine


Legal Definition of family purpose doctrine

  1. :  a doctrine in tort law: the owner of a car is vicariously liable for damages incurred by a family member while using the car with the owner's permission —called also family car doctrine

Additional Notes on family purpose doctrine

This doctrine is recognized only in some jurisdictions and has been rejected in most.

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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