single publication rule

noun
sin·​gle publication rule

Legal Definition of single publication rule

: a rule in the law of libel that treats an edition of a print source (as a magazine) as one publication giving rise to one cause of action for libel regardless of how many copies were printed and where they were distributed

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“Single publication rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/single%20publication%20rule. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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