due process of law

due process of law
noun
(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 (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑due process
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑group action
Hyponyms:

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or due course of law
: a course of proceedings at law or carried out through agency rules or other devices that is in accordance with the law of the land — called also due process

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the regular administration of the law, according to which no citizen may be denied his or her legal rights and all laws must conform to fundamental, accepted legal principles, as the right of the accused to confront his or her accusers. Also called due process, due course of law.
[1885-90]

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due process (of law)
(subjection to) fair and established legal proceedings
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Main Entry:due

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due process or due process of law,
the legal steand measures to which a person is entitled to protect himself and his interests.

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ˌdue ˈprocess of law 7 [due process of law] (also ˌdue ˈprocess) noun uncountable (law)
(in the US) the right of a citizen to be treated fairly, especially the right to a fair trial
 
Culture:
The ↑Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution states that a person cannot be ‘deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law’. This includes a fair trial and informing people of their rights if they are suspected of a crime. Due process is an important part of the US legal system and is used by the US ↑Supreme Court to declare some laws ‘unconstitutional’.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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