Definitions of "jeopardy"
  1. The state of being at risk or threatened with serious harm, death, or damage
  2. The risk or hazard of being found guilty when standing trial for a criminal charge
How to use "jeopardy" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was in jeopardy of being sentenced to life in prison if convicted.
  2. To avoid double jeopardy, a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime in the same jurisdiction.
  3. Even though the evidence was overwhelming, the suspect didn't feel his liberty was in jeopardy.

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