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double jeopardy

Translation of double jeopardy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Law/Derecho] [ segundo procesamiento por el mismo delito ]
    Example sentences
    • In the United States, where defendants are protected against double jeopardy, his acquittal would have ensured that he went free.
    • But he can't be tried at home for the same offence - the so-called double jeopardy law.
    • Thus it appears that, allowing for the element of double jeopardy, sentences in the range between 5 and 7 years would have been considered to be the proper tariff sentences after a trial.

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