sovereign acts doctrine

noun

Legal Definition of sovereign acts doctrine

: a doctrine granting the United States immunity from contractual obligations for acts performed in its sovereign capacity

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“Sovereign acts doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/sovereign%20acts%20doctrine. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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