\lˈɛd͡ʒɪslətˌɪv ɪmjˈuːnɪti], \lˈɛdʒɪslətˌɪv ɪmjˈuːnɪti], \l_ˈɛ_dʒ_ɪ_s_l_ə_t_ˌɪ_v ɪ_m_j_ˈuː_n_ɪ_t_i]\
Definitions of LEGISLATIVE IMMUNITY
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A legal doctrine that prevents legislators from being sued for actions performed and decisions made in the course of serving in government. This doctrine does not protect legislators from criminal prosecution, nor does it relieve them from responsibility for actions outside the scope of their office, such as the nefarious activities of former Senator Bob Packwood.
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