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double jeopardy

noun

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

Full Definition of DOUBLE JEOPARDY

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
:  considerable danger or trouble from two sources

Examples of DOUBLE JEOPARDY

  1. constitutional protections against double jeopardy

First Known Use of DOUBLE JEOPARDY

1862

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