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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How to use double jeopardy in a sentence
It’s a double jeopardy scenario where you have a risk of strong price deflation and declining overall ad spending.As Q4 gathers pace, the ad industry braces for long-lasting economic trauma | Seb Joseph | October 30, 2020 | Digiday
On Friday, she sacked Roger Goodell, basically asking: “Hey Commissioner, ever hear of double-jeopardy?”
Protected by the rule of double jeopardy, they smirked as they admitted their guilt to a journalist a few months later.
There is no protection against double jeopardy in Costa Rica.
Under the Italian legal system, this is not considered double-jeopardy.
Italian law differs from American law in that this second appellate trial is not considered double jeopardy.
When the marine force was raised, the marines were also given protection from double jeopardy.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly
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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