feres doctrine n[from Feres v. United States , 340 U.S. 135 (1950), the case which established the doctrine]
: a doctrine in tort law: a member of the military is barred from recovering damages from the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries sustained in the course of activity incident to his or her military service called also Feres rule
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.