meaning of act of state

act of state meaning in Law Dictionary

n act working out power or a country that simply cannot be overturned by the process of law.

act of state meaning in Business Dictionary

Executive act working out the sovereign energy of a country (such use of force against another country or a foreign person) which may not be challenged (or interfered with) by the courts. It offers any act of a government within its geographic boundaries which is not susceptible to the jurisdiction regarding the foreign courts.

Sentence Examples with the word act of state

He was buried in St Paul's, whence his body was removed by Canute to Canterbury with all the ceremony of a great act of state in 1023.

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