right-to-die law


: a law legalizing the self-administration by a terminally ill person of life-ending medication prescribed by a physician

called also aid-in-dying law, death with dignity law

see also assisted suicide

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“Right-to-die law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/right-to-die%20law. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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