liberty interest

Definition of "liberty interest"
  1. A concern or stake in preventing the government from taking away one's freedom, particularly without rightful legal procedures
How to use "liberty interest" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer argued that his client's liberty interest was violated when he was held in detention without clear charges.
  2. According to the constitution, everyone's liberty interest must be respected and anyone deprived of liberty should have due process.
  3. A person's liberty interest is not absolute and can be curtailed by the government following due legal procedures.

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