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jeop·ard·y

 (jĕp′ər-dē)
n. pl. jeop·ard·ies
1. Risk of loss or injury; peril or danger.
2. Law A defendant's risk or danger of conviction when put on trial.

[Middle English juperti, from Old French jeu parti, even game, uncertainty : jeu, game (from Latin iocus, joke, game; see yek- in Indo-European roots) + parti, past participle of partir, to divide (from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part).]

jeopardy

(ˈdʒɛpədɪ)
n (usually preceded by in)
1. danger of injury, loss, death, etc; risk; peril; hazard: his health was in jeopardy.
2. (Law) law danger of being convicted and punished for a criminal offence. See also double jeopardy
[C14: from Old French jeu parti, literally: divided game, hence uncertain issue, from jeu game, from Latin jocus joke, game + partir to divide, from Latin partīrī]

jeop•ard•y

(ˈdʒɛp ər di)

n., pl. -dies.
1. risk of or exposure to loss, harm, death, or injury; hazard; danger: to put one's life in jeopardy.
2. Law. the hazard that a defendant will suffer punishment when found guilty in a criminal proceeding.
[1200–50; j(e)uparti, joupardi(e), j(e)upardi(e) < Old French: literally, divided play, hence, uncertain chance]

jeopardy

- Comes from French ieu parti, "(evenly) divided game" (from Latin jocus partitus, "divided game"), referring originally to chess, in which the chances of winning and losing are balanced.
See also related terms for losing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jeopardy - a source of dangerjeopardy - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
danger - a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
health hazard - hazard to the health of those exposed to it
moral hazard - (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance); "insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest"
occupational hazard - any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
sword of Damocles - a constant and imminent peril; "the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"

jeopardy

noun danger, risk, peril, vulnerability, venture, exposure, liability, hazard, insecurity, pitfall, precariousness, endangerment A series of setbacks have put the whole project in jeopardy.

jeopardy

noun
Exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury:
Translations
nebezpečí
fare
vaara
hætta
briesmasrisks

jeopardy

[ˈdʒepədɪ] Nriesgo m, peligro m
to be in jeopardyestar en peligro
to put sth in jeopardyponer algo en peligro

jeopardy

[ˈdʒɛpərdi] n
to be in jeopardy → être en péril
to put sth in jeopardy → compromettre qch

jeopardy

nGefahr f; in jeopardyin Gefahr, gefährdet; to put somebody/something in jeopardyjdn/etw gefährden or in Gefahr bringen; to be in jeopardy of life and limbin Lebensgefahr schweben or sein

jeopardy

[ˈdʒɛpədɪ] n in jeopardya rischio, in pericolo
to place or put in jeopardy → mettere a repentaglio or in pericolo

jeopardy

(ˈdʒepədi) noun
danger.
ˈjeopardize, ˈjeopardise verb
to put in danger. Bad spelling could jeopardize your chances of passing the exam.
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, in tracking the civil versus criminal distinction--a critical one for double jeopardy purposes--Thomas finds guidance in the constitutional language prohibiting second jeopardies "of life or limb.