the subjecting of a person to a second trial or punishment for the same offense for which the person has already been tried or punished.
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Origin of double jeopardy
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby double jeopardy
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Example sentences from the Web for double jeopardy
On Friday, she sacked Roger Goodell, basically asking: “Hey Commissioner, ever hear of double-jeopardy?”
British Dictionary definitions for double jeopardy
the act of prosecuting a defendant a second time for an offence for which he has already been tried
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Cultural definitions for double jeopardy
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