double jeopardy

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
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑prosecution, ↑criminal prosecution

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noun [noncount]
US law : the act of causing a person to be put on trial two times for the same crime

constitutional protections against double jeopardy

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ˌdouble ˈjeopardy f6 [double jeopardy] noun
uncountable (in US law) the fact of taking sb to court twice for the same crime, or punishing sb twice for the same reason. This is not allowed under the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution.

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