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Act Of State Doctrine

act of state doctrine

: a court-made doctrine barring U.S. courts from judging the validity of an official act of a foreign country committed within its own borders


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.