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due process of law

n
(Law) the administration of justice in accordance with established rules and principles

due′ proc′ess of law′


n.
the regular administration of a system of laws, which must conform to fundamental and generally accepted legal principles and be applied without favor or prejudice to all citizens.
Also called due′ proc′ess.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.due process of law - (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"
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UNIFIL considers it of the utmost importance that the investigative and judicial process is conducted in accordance with the international standards of justice, fairness and due process of law and fully supports the Lebanese authorities in the effort.
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