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Due process of law   /du prˈɑsˌɛs əv lɔ/   Listen
Due process of law

(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards.  Synonym: due process.

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"Due process of law" Quotes from Famous Books

... General Robert B. Potter, was president. Mr. Vallandigham resisted the whole proceeding as a violation of his rights as a citizen of the United States, and entered a protest declaring that he was arrested without due process of law and without warrant from any judicial officer, that he was not in either the land or naval forces of the United States nor in the militia in actual service, and therefore was not triable by a court-martial or military commission, but was subject only, by the express terms ...
— Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 1 (of 2) • James Gillespie Blaine

Words linked to "Due process of law" :   judgment, legal ouster, eviction, proceeding, judicial decision, defense, plea, presentment, denial, legal proceeding, defence, proceedings, jurisprudence, demurrer, judgement, dispossession, law, group action, notification

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