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due process

due process

 
pronunciation:
du pra ses
part of speech: noun
definition: an established set of legal procedures and methods designed to protect citizens against arbitrary action by the government. U.S. law dictates that all judicial action must follow these consistent procedures and safeguards in order to protect the rights of individuals.
Since the police officers had violated due process by searching his home without a warrant, the evidence they found could not be used in the trial.