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double jeopardy

noun

Simple Definition of double jeopardy

  • law : the act of causing a person to be put on trial two times for the same crime

Full Definition of double jeopardy

  1. 1 :  the putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has previously been put on trial under a valid charge :  two adjudications for one offense

  2. 2 :  considerable danger or trouble from two sources

Examples of double jeopardy

  1. constitutional protections against double jeopardy



1862

First Known Use of double jeopardy

1862


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