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due process

n.
An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.due process - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
group action - action taken by a group of people
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
notification, presentment - an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
dispossession, legal ouster, eviction - the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
plea - an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
demurrer, denial, defence, defense - a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

due process

noun
The state, action, or principle of treating all persons equally in accordance with the law:
Translations

due process

n (Jur)
due process (of law) (US) → ordentliches Gerichtsverfahren
due process of lawordnungsgemäßes Verfahren
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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Like all his kind and all other bullies, von Schoenvorts was a coward at heart, and so he dropped his hand to his side and started to turn away; but I pulled him back, and there before his men I told him that such a thing must never again occur--that no man was to be struck or otherwise punished other than in due process of the laws that we had made and the court that we had established.
the Court explained when announcing the modern approach to procedural due process in Mathews v.
Balancing Due Process and Access to Justice; Due Process in Employment Arbitration: The Arbitration Fairness Act and the Future of the Process; and Ethical Issues and Due Process.
The due process protection of life, Field began, means more than "mere animal existence.
Different standards: States may assert that an employer is subject to a withholding requirement merely by establishing a minimum connection in the taxing state under a Due Process Clause standard.
Hahn's campaign manager, Bill Carrick, defended the use of the incident as an example of Villaraigosa being disingenuous when it came to an issue such as due process.
Is there no opportunity for a court, in your view, to say that this violates, for an American citizen, the elementary due process that the Constitution requires?
5) To establish a violation of either substantive or procedural due process, a deprivation of a property or liberty interest must initially be shown.
This is where the notion of "fundamental fairness," or due process, (7) comes into play.
The owners claimed that they had been denied due process and just compensation for the value of the property.
12) The primary focus of this analysis was the judicial practice of assessing the rationality of legislation under the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Constitution.