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Definition of "due process" [due process]

  • An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "due process" in a sentence
  • "That had ultimately led to England’s unique unwritten constitution, from which in Daniel Boorstin’s summary trial by jury, due process of law, representation before taxation, habeas corpus, freedom from attainder, the independence of the judiciary, and the rights of free speech were all derived."
  • "Washington Legislative Office, said it "turns the whole notion of due process on its head.""
  • "The beginning of this due process is first the charge on oath,"