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Definition of "jeopardy" []

  • Risk of loss or injury; peril or danger. (noun)
  • Law A defendant's risk or danger of conviction when put on trial. (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 "jeopardy" in a sentence
  • "The use of having a baby in jeopardy is a cheap trick but it works."
  • "The balance of the game is in jeopardy from the Premiership ball which allows kickers regularly to land 60-yard penalties"
  • "States and other sources provide significant funding for legal services as well, but one of the most important sources of funding for low-income legal services could be in jeopardy from the Roberts Court."