statute of repose

statute of repose
statute of re·pose /-ri-'pōz/: a statute that bars a cause of action after a period of time running from a particular act (as the delivery of a product) or event even if the cause of action has not accrued (as upon discovery of a defect)
the statute of repose began to run upon completion of the house even though the defect was not discovered for several years

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

statute of repose
n. A statute barring a suit a fixed number of years after the defendant had acted (usually by designing or manufacturing an item), even if the injury suffered by the plaintiff occurred after the period had lapsed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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