Search Result for "jeopardy":
1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;
- Example: "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
[syn: hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jeopardy \Jeop"ard*y\, n. [OE. jupartie, juperti, jeuparti, OF. jeu parti an even game, a game in which the chances are even; OF. jeu, ju, F. jeu (L. jocus jest) + F. partier to divide, L. partire to divide. See Joke, and Part.] Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger. [1913 Webster] There came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. --Luke viii. 23. [1913 Webster] Look to thyself, thou art in jeopardy. --Shak. Syn: Danger; peril; hazard; risk. See Danger. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jeopardy \Jeop"ard*y\, v. t. To jeopardize. [R.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] JequirityWordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
jeopardy n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn: hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "jeopardy": accident, breakers ahead, cardhouse, cause for alarm, chance, compromise, crisis, danger, dangerous ground, emergency, endangerment, exposure, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, hap, hazard, house of cards, imperil, imperilment, jeopard, jeopardize, liability, menace, openness, pass, peril, pinch, plight, predicament, quicksand, risk, rocks ahead, sensitiveness, storm clouds, strait, susceptibility, thin ice, threat, uncertainty, vulnerabilityBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
JEOPARDY. Peril, danger. 2. This is the meaning attached to this word used in the act establishing and regulating the post office department. The words of the act are, "or if, in effecting such robbery of the mail the first time, the offender shall wound the person having the custody thereof, or put his life in jeopardy by the use of dangerous weapons, such offender shall suffer death." 3 Story's L. U. S. 1992. Vide Baldw. R. 93-95. 3. The constitution declares that no person shall "for the same offence, be twice put in jeopardy of life and limb." The meaning of this is, that the party shall, not be tried a second time for the same offence after he has once been convicted or acquitted of the offence charged, by the verdict of a jury, and judgment has passed thereon for or against him; but it does not mean that he shall not be tried for the offence, if the jury have been discharged from necessity or by consent, without giving any verdict; or, if having given a verdict, judgment has been arrested upon it, or a new trial has been granted in his favor; for, in such a case, his life and limb cannot judicially be said to have been put in jeopardy. 4 Wash. C. C. R. 410; 9 Wheat. R. 579; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 577; 3. Rawle, R. 498; 3 Story on the Const. Sec. 1781. Vide 2 Sumn. R. 19. This great privilege is secured by the common law. Hawk. P. C., B. 2, 35; 4 Bl. Com. 335. 4. This was the Roman law, from which it has been probably engrafted upon the common law. Vide Merl. Rep. art. Non bis in idem. Qui de crimine publico accusationem deductus est, says the Code, 9, 2, 9, ab alio super eodem crimine deferri non potest. Vide article Non bis in idem.