Meaning of “double jeopardy” in the English Dictionary

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"double jeopardy" in British English

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double jeopardynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əl ˈdʒep.ə.di/ us /ˌdʌb.əl ˈdʒep.ɚ.di/

Examples from literature

  • When the marine force was raised, the marines were also given protection from double jeopardy. 

(Definition of “double jeopardy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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