Definition of due process of law noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


due process of law

; NAmE
(also due process) [uncountable] (law)
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(in the US) the right of a citizen to be treated fairly, especially the right to a fair trial Culture The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution states that a person cannot be 'deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law'. This includes a fair trial and informing people of their rights if they are suspected of a crime. Due process is an important part of the US legal system and is used by the US Supreme Court to declare some laws 'unconstitutional'.
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