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

 

double jeopardy

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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.
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