limited purpose public figure


: a person who voluntarily and prominently participates in a public controversy for the purpose of influencing its outcome and who is thus required as a public figure to prove actual malice in a defamation suit

called also limited public figure

compare public figure

Dictionary Entries Near limited purpose public figure

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limited purpose public figure


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“Limited purpose public figure.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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