due processnoun [ U ]/ˌdjuː ˈprəʊ.ses/ /ˌduː ˈprɑː.ses/ also due process of law specialized
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- a fair crack of the whip idiom
- all's fair in love and war idiom
- an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth) idiom
- by rights idiom
- fair go
- poetic justice
- pound of flesh idiom
- reap what you have sown idiom
- there's one law for the rich and another for the poor idiom
- without fear or favour idiom
Examples from literature
- But Gray, standing on soil covered by this Constitution, can be robbed of liberty, or the wages of his toil, only by due process of law.
- Equality. —If due process is to be secured, the laws must operate alike upon all, and not subject the individual to the arbitrary exercise of governmental power unrestrained by established principles of private rights and distributive justice.
- In the particular instance of the American nation he is protected in this right by a constitutional provision that he must not be deprived of his property without due process of law.
- It does not in terms take the property of the employer without due process of law.
- The king will fine instead of seize the land of his tenants who sell or alienate their land, such fine to be determined by the Chancellor by due process.