jeopardy

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jeop·ar·dy

noun \ˈje-pər-dē\

Definition of JEOPARDY

1
:  exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury :  danger
2
:  the danger that an accused person is subjected to when on trial for a criminal offense

Examples of JEOPARDY

  1. <the city's firefighters routinely put their lives in jeopardy by executing daring rescues>

Origin of JEOPARDY

Middle English jeopardie, from Anglo-French juparti, jeuparti alternative, literally, divided game
First Known Use: 14th century

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