double jeopardydouble jeopardy
- The prosecution of a person a second time for the same offense, prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.
- Risk of loss or injury arising from two sources at the same time.
- A round of questioning or other situation where the possible gains and/or losses from choices are magnified.
Named after double jeopardy, the legal concept, in the quiz show Jeopardy!
double jeopardy - Legal Definition