Definition of double jeopardy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


double jeopardy

BrE BrE//ˌdʌbl ˈdʒepədi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌbl ˈdʒepərdi//
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[uncountable] (in US law) the fact of taking somebody to court twice for the same crime, or punishing somebody twice for the same reason. This is not allowed under the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: double jeopardy