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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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The book's value today lies not only in its being a moving example of "an individual speaking truth to power" (vii), but also in its relevance to our own time and our continued propensity to engage in witch hunts that jeopardize the lives of the innocent, long after we have stopped believing in witches.
Tom Ammiano, who in 1977 chaired San Francisco's Gay Teachers' Caucus and now is president of that city's board of supervisors, told Shilts that many gay teachers feared they would jeopardize their careers if they helped gay students.
businesses don't want to jeopardize (endanger) that relationship.
For example, will transferring an owner's interest in an accountancy firm to a family member employed by the firm as support staff jeopardize the firm's public accountancy status?
Right before the activity, I pulled the staff together and explained to them how much their behavior could jeopardize the campers' fun.
Unconventional investments must surmount both hurdles so they are sure not to jeopardize the IRA's tax-exempt status.
For example, if officers disclose their HIV status to co-workers, they risk being ostracized and becoming victims of discrimination, which could jeopardize their safety in the field.
More people in this group might seek some employment if they were assured that working wouldn't jeopardize their medical benefits.
Here in the United States only little Cuba continues to jeopardize our land with apparent immanent concern of invasion and mass takeover of our democratic republic.
Conclusion: The IRS concluded that Hospital A did not jeopardize its tax-exempt status in this recruitment effort because objective evidence (the U.S.
The single most important goal for the client is to maintain sobriety by not doing things that would jeopardize recovery.
Section 4944 imposes an excise tax on a private foundation that invests any amount in such a manner as to jeopardize the carrying out of any of its exempt purposes.