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due process

noun

Simple Definition of due process

  • law : the official and proper way of doing things in a legal case : the rule that a legal case must be done in a way that protects the rights of all the people involved

Full Definition of due process

  1. 1 :  a course of formal proceedings (as legal proceedings) carried out regularly and in accordance with established rules and principles —called also procedural due process

  2. 2 :  a judicial requirement that enacted laws may not contain provisions that result in the unfair, arbitrary, or unreasonable treatment of an individual —called also substantive due process

Examples of due process

  1. Due process requires that evidence not be admitted when it is obtained through illegal methods.



15th Century

First Known Use of due process

15th century


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