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Due process   /du prˈɑsˌɛs/   Listen
Due process

(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 of law.

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"Due process" Quotes from Famous Books

... In due process of time two children were born of these marriages. They were born on the same day and in the same hour, and they were only different in this, that one of them was a boy and the other one was a girl. Nobody was able to tell how this had happened, and, for the first ...
— The Crock of Gold • James Stephens

... military nor the naval forces could interfere, and the hands of General Wool, the same of Commodore Farragut, were practically tied, The only way in which the Federal authority could be invoked was by due process of constitutional law. This required that the Governor should convene the Legislature, that that body should call out the State militia to quell the insurgent or rebellious Vigilantes; and, these being insufficient ...
— The Vigilance Committee of '56 • James O'Meara

... danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any Criminal Case to be witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without ...
— A Short History of the United States • Edward Channing

... round, and the money undoubtedly was not paid. Then he was declared a defaulter, and in due process of time his name was struck off the club books, with some serious increase of the ignominy ...
— Mr. Scarborough's Family • Anthony Trollope

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

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