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jeopardy

(1) Danger,hazard,peril.Mortgaged property is said to be in jeopardy because it might be taken by foreclosure.(2) Subjected to the possibility of criminal punishment,including fines.The constitutional protection against double jeopardy has been held to apply to fines,such as might be levied against a company for violation of housing discrimination laws.

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But Salmond said of the recently-appointed Murphy: "He should getabit more experience under his belt on this issue before he starts down a train which could jeopardise the future of Scotland in international football.
He added: "Any changes to the youth rates will make retailers think twice about employing young people and in effect jeopardise their job prospects.
The row could jeopardise the new series, scheduled for October.
However, union leaders have branded the move ``an act of crass stupidity'' and have raised concerns it will jeopardise safety.
A spokesman for contractors Laing O'Rourke categorically denied the company would ever jeopardise safety for targets.
It is up to each individual to search their own conscience as to whether they wish to: see racing banned and therefore hundreds, probably thousands, of people out of work; jeopardise the future of the Thoroughbred breed; jeopardise the care of racehorses, to highlight but some of the consequences.
A spokesman for contractors Laing O'Rourke today categorically denied the company would ever jeopardise safety for targets.
The Merseytram committee resolution finally expressed its ``extreme concern at the actions of the Liberal Democrat controlled city council, which jeopardise another key project from the Magnificent Seven projects at the heart of the European Capital of Culture Programme in 2008.
Rod Holmes, project director of property developer Grosvenor, said: ``Any delays to the start of the new bus station at Canning Place, or to the demolition of the old Paradise Street bus station next year, could jeopardise the chances of the Paradise project being completed in 2008.