judicial immunity

judicial immunity
judicial immunity see immunity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

judicial immunity
n.
A judge’s immunity from civil liability for anything done in his or her official capacity.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


judicial immunity
n. The immunity of a judge from civil action for official activities.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


judicial immunity
A judge's complete protection from personal liability for exercising judicial functions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


judicial immunity
A judge's complete protection from personal liability for exercising judicial functions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Judicial immunity — is a form of legal immunity which protects judges and others employed by the judiciary from lawsuits brought against them for official conduct in office. For example, a judge may not be the subject of a slander or libel suit for statements made… …   Wikipedia

  • judicial immunity — The absolute protection from civil liability arising out of the discharge of judicial functions which every judge enjoys. Under doctrine of judicial immunity, a judge is not subject to liability for any act committed within the exercise of his… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • judicial immunity — The freedom of a judicial officer from personal liability for his decisions or acts …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judicial immunity — protective order granted to judges which means that they cannot be tried in court …   English contemporary dictionary

  • judicial immunity of witness — An exemption from criminal prosecution promised a witness by the court in consideration of his giving testimony that may tend to incriminate him. 58 Am J1st Witn § 93 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • immunity — im·mu·ni·ty /i myü nə tē/ n pl ties [Latin immunitas, from immunis exempt from public service, exempt, from in non + munis (from munia services)] 1: exemption from a duty or liability that is granted by law to a person or class of persons a… …   Law dictionary

  • Immunity — Immunity: Medicine Immunity (medical), resistance of an organism to infection or disease. Immunity (journal), a scientific journal published by Cell Press Law Amnesty law, immunity from past crimes Charitable immunity, immunity from liability… …   Wikipedia

  • judicial act — n: an act deriving from the normal exercise of judicial power within the proper jurisdiction used as a criterion for absolute judicial immunity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • immunity — Exemption, as from serving in an office, or performing duties which the law generally requires other citizens to perform; e.g. exemption from paying taxes. Freedom or exemption from penalty, burden, or duty. Special privilege. See also exemption… …   Black's law dictionary

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