double jeopardy
noun Date: 1910 1. the putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has previously been put on trial under a valid charge ; two adjudications for one offense 2. considerable danger or trouble from two sources

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  • double jeopardy — 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 • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑prosecution, ↑criminal prosecution *… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • double jeopardy — Fifth Amendment guarantee, enforceable against states through Fourteenth Amendment, protects against second prosecution for same offense after acquittal or conviction, and against multiple punishments for same offense. North Carolina v. Pearce,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • double jeopardy — Fifth Amendment guarantee, enforceable against states through Fourteenth Amendment, protects against second prosecution for same offense after acquittal or conviction, and against multiple punishments for same offense. North Carolina v. Pearce,… …   Black's law dictionary

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