fair warning

Definition of "fair warning"
  1. Adequate advance notice provided by a law that certain actions are deemed criminal
How to use "fair warning" in a sentence
  1. The law was explicit in giving fair warning about the criminality of such acts.
  2. Without fair warning, people might inadvertently participate in illegal activities.
  3. The statute provided fair warning of the consequences, thus, ignorance of the law was no defense.

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