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English definition of “due process”

due process

noun [U]
 
 
LAW
the legal right to be treated equally and fairly: We will continue working towards attaining the highest human rights standards and ensuring due process under the law.
the way in which a legal case must be dealt with in order to make certain that it is fair: A federal judge this month ruled that the defendant's due process rights had been violated.
(Definition of due process from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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