from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The prosecution of a person a second time for the same offense, prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.
- noun Risk of loss or injury arising from two sources at the same time.
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- noun law The act of
tryingsomeone twice for the same offense, especially after an acquittalin the first trial.
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- noun the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution
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