absolute privilege

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌlut ˈpɹɪv.l̩.ɪd͡ʒ/, /ˌæb.səˈljut ˈpɹɪv.l̩.ɪd͡ʒ/

Noun[edit]

absolute privilege (plural absolute privileges)

  1. (law) A privilege given to lawmakers to prevent them from being sued for libel or slander due to statements made on the floor, regardless of whether they were made in good faith.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 6