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double jeopardy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
double jeopardyˌdouble ˈjeopardy noun [uncountable] law 🔊 🔊 SCLwhen someone is taken to court a second time for the same crime, in some unusual situations
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double jeopardyNor is there any double jeopardy bar to a civil case following a criminal acquittal.None was a case of double jeopardy.The review of double jeopardy is not a zany proposal.Abolishing the rule of double jeopardy after a full trial and jury acquittal is unprincipled and impractical, he said.Does the Merger Regulation prevent double jeopardy?Lawyers argued that it would be unfair and oppressive to remove the protection of the double jeopardy rule.
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