due process

Definitions of "due process"
  1. The series of formal actions conducted fairly and per the accepted rules and principles, often in a judicial context
  2. The expectation that laws must connect to a valid interest of the government, such as preventing crime, without unfairly or arbitrarily impacting a person
  3. The entitlement to fair treatment in legal matters
How to use "due process" in a sentence
  1. The suspect complained that the police did not give him due process when they detained him without providing a reason.
  2. The new regulation is being challenged in court because it allegedly denies citizens of their due process.
  3. Members of the committee must ensure due process in their decision-making to avoid potential bias or unfair treatment.

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