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fellow-servant rule n
: a common-law rule or doctrine in tort law: an employer is not liable for injuries inflicted on one employee by the fault of another employee during the course of his or her employment NOTE: This rule is no longer used in most jurisdictions as a result of federal and state workers' compensation statutes.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.