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Noun: sovereign immunity
  1. An exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent
    "the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong"

Derived forms: sovereign immunities

Type of: exemption, granting immunity, immunity

Encyclopedia: Sovereign immunity