double jeopardy(redirected from Jeopardy (legal topic))
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1. The prosecution of a person a second time for the same offense, prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.
2. Risk of loss or injury arising from two sources at the same time.
(Law) the act of prosecuting a defendant a second time for an offence for which he or she has already been tried
the act of prosecuting a person a second time for the same offense: prohibited by the Fifth Amendment.
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|Noun||1.||double jeopardy - the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution|
criminal prosecution, prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior