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Related to double jeopardy: Double Jeopardy Clause
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.
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(Law) the act of prosecuting a defendant a second time for an offence for which he or she has already been tried
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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
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