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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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Now, I longed to see the inside of a ship more than words can tell; but I was not going to put myself in jeopardy, and I told him my uncle and I had an appointment with a lawyer.
Jos growled from under the counterpane to know what the time was; but when he at last extorted from the blushing Major (who never told fibs, however they might be to his advantage) what was the real hour of the morning, he broke out into a volley of bad language, which we will not repeat here, but by which he gave Dobbin to understand that he would jeopardy his soul if he got up at that moment, that the Major might go and be hanged, that he would not travel with Dobbin, and that it was most unkind and ungentlemanlike to disturb a man out of his sleep in that way; on which the discomfited Major was obliged to retreat, leaving Jos to resume his interrupted slumbers.
Hartright attempted to assert that identity, they would publicly expose themselves to the imputation of sustaining a rank deception, they would be distrusted and discredited accordingly, and they would therefore be powerless to place my interests or Percival's secret in jeopardy.
He approached the tent, and was about to sever two of its folds, with the very obvious intention of examining, more closely, into the nature of its contents, when the man who had once already placed his life in jeopardy, seized him by the arm, and with a rude exercise of his strength threw him from the spot he had selected as the one most convenient for his object.
Now do be careful of yourself, pray do, and consider what jeopardy you might have stood in.
THE World's End murders is first case to be re-tried since the ancient double jeopardy law was overturned.
An examiner who believes that such a situation exists may consider pursuing a jeopardy or termination assessment under the Internal Revenue Code.
The game resembles the traditional jeopardy game, where the answer appears on a blue screen and contestants must supply the answer.
They interrogate American exceptionalism in the show, cognitive inequality, what trivia really has to do with knowledge, what having information at our finger-tips does to our memories, what makes Jeopardy a good game, the possibility of artificial intelligence, and more.
Machine and the Quest to Know Everything tells of an IBM computer that battled human champions in a match on the quiz show Jeopardy.
Similar puzzles plague the legal scholar seeking to discern the meaning of the Double Jeopardy Clause.