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Meaning of DOUBLE JEOPARDY

Pronunciation:  'dubul 'jepurdee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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
 
 See Also: prosecution

 

 

Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: Putting a person on trial more than once for the same crime. It is forbidden by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
 

 

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