due process clause

noun

: a clause in a constitution prohibiting the government from depriving a person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
specifically, often capitalized D&P&C : such a clause found in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

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“Due process clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/due%20process%20clause. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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