sudden peril


sudden peril
See sudden emergency.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • On a sudden — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • emergency doctrine — Under the doctrine variously referred to as the emergency, imminent peril, or sudden peril doctrine, when one is confronted with a sudden peril requiring instinctive action, he is not, in determining his course of action, held to the exercise of… …   Black's law dictionary


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