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1. Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
2. Being able or likely to do harm.

dan′ger·ous·ly adv.
dan′ger·ous·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dangerousness - the quality of not being safe
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
precariousness - extreme dangerousness
safeness - the quality of being safe
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In view of his previous convictions, he said that he would want the issue of dangerousness to be assessed.
The statute requires both a showing of mental illness and a showing of future dangerousness before a court can order a defendant's continued confinement.
The governor's bill, entitled "An Act to Protect the Commonwealth from Dangerous Persons," would require judges to hold a dangerousness hearing on a motion by the state whenever a defendant is charged with a "dangerous crime."
The characteristics presented in the vignettes are used to evaluate the respondent's perception of the presence and severity of the patient's aggressiveness and its different sub-types (verbal, self-directed, towards objects, and heterodirected), as well as their perception of the dangerousness of the patient described in the vignette (Fresan, Robles-Garcia, Saracco, & Escamilla, 2010).
"He is wheelchair-bound and that is relevant to any consideration of dangerousness," said the appeal judge.
But she suggested to Judge Sylvia de Bertodano: "Your Honour is going to be wanting to look at the issue of dangerousness, and I ask for an adjournment for a pre-sentence report."
A PERVERT who posed as teen to schoolgirls on the internet is to be assessed for dangerousness to decide if he should be given an extended prison sentence.
He said: "I will adjourn sentence for a report to address the issue of dangerousness. That is not an indication of the sentence.
In Texas, the law requires juries to assess the "future dangerousness" of a defendant in order to issue the death penalty, the(http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-hinton-duane-buck-future-crime-20161004-snap-story.html) Los Angeles Times reported.
States' continued and primary use of dangerousness standard in civil commitment proceedings does not meet our obligations to people with serious mental illness.
WORCESTER -- A woman charged with stabbing another woman during a fight April 15 on Main Street has been ordered held without bail for up to 120 days after a dangerousness hearing in Central District Court.