American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Risk of loss or injury; peril or danger.
- n. Law A defendant's risk or danger of conviction when put on trial.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An even chance; a game evenly balanced.
- n. Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger; peril. A person is in legal jeopardy, within the constitutional protection against being put twice in Jeopardy for the same offense, when he is put upon trial, before a court of competent jurisdiction, upon indictment or information which is sufficient in form and substance to sustain a conviction, and a jury has been sworn, unless such jury, without having rendered a verdict, were discharged for good cause (or, according to some authorities, by absolute necessity), or by the consent of the accused.
- n. Synonyms Peril, etc. See danger and risk.
- To jeopardize: as, he jeopardied his fame.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
- v. rare To jeopardize.
- n. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
- From Middle English jepardie, from Old French jeu parti ("a divided game, i.e. an even game, an even chance"), from Medieval Latin iocus partītus ("an even chance, an alternative"), from Latin iocus ("jest, play, game") + partītus, perfect passive participle of partiō ("divide"); see joke and party. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English juperti, from Old French jeu parti, even game, uncertainty : jeu, game (from Latin iocus, joke, game; see yek- in Indo-European roots) + parti, past participle of partir, to divide (from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The use of having a baby in jeopardy is a cheap trick but it works.”
“The balance of the game is in jeopardy from the Premiership ball which allows kickers regularly to land 60-yard penalties”
“States and other sources provide significant funding for legal services as well, but one of the most important sources of funding for low-income legal services could be in jeopardy from the Roberts Court.”
“Because the idea of Obama's physical safety's being in jeopardy is NOT just something Black folk who've been around a while talk about.”
“Some private developers say the number of projects in jeopardy is much higher, perhaps as much as 80%.”
“Ellen (played by Bree Turner), the young woman in jeopardy, is far from helpless and at times behaves more like predator than prey.”
“O Emir, of a truth, we are in jeopardy from the multitude of the foe who is on the walls.”
“Also in jeopardy is the Saturday night women's final as some fourth-round matches have yet to be completed.”
“So to the extent that Novaya Gazeta is itself in jeopardy, that is deeply troubling.”
“Not only are they fighting a complicated war; they're also putting themselves directly in jeopardy at every turn, which makes for thrilling viewing.”
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