Definition of Double jeopardy

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Criminal Prosecution, Prosecution
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Double jeopardy

1. Noun. A round of questioning or other situation where the possible gains and/or losses from choices are magnified. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The act of trying someone twice for the same offense, especially after an acquittal in the first trial. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Jeopardy

double glazing
double gold
double grave accent
double grave accents
double gut shot
double gut shots
double happiness
double helices
double helix
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double hemiplegia
double immunodiffusion
double indemnity
double inlet atrioventricular connections
double intussusception
double jeopardy (current term)
double jump
double jumped
double jumping
double jumps
double kiss
double kisses
double knit
double layer
double leg circle
double life
double lock standing seam
double loop hernia
double magnum

Literary usage of Double jeopardy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitutional Law of the United States by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1910)
"The point urged by the United States in this case that the question as to what constitutes double jeopardy should be settled according to the local Spanish ..."

2. United States Constitutional History and Law by Albert H. Putney (1908)
"double jeopardy.—The provision, "Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb," applies to misdemeanors ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1910)
"An occasion for the defense of double jeopardy may occur if the state of Minnesota should proceed criminally against plaintiffs in error. ..."

4. Using Civil Remedies for Criminal Behavior: Rationale, Case Studies by Peter Finn (1997)
"Nevertheless, because double jeopardy applies only to double punishment for the same offense, some courts have held that violation of a contempt order and ..."

5. A Selection of Cases and Other Authorities Upon Criminal Law by Joseph Henry Beale (1915)
"The jury found the four 1 Only so much of the case as involves the question of double jeopardy is ..."

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