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Lord Campbell's Act

lord campbell's act n

[after Baron John Campbell (1779-1861), Scottish-born British jurist who played an instrumental role in the passage of the 1846 Fatal Accidents Act, which formed the basis for such laws]
: a statute setting out the remedy available for wrongful death



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