Antedating of "Double Jeopardy"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 18 21:05:05 UTC 2005

double jeopardy (OED 1910)

1862 Stephen Vincent Benet _A treatise on military law and the practice of
courts-martial_ (ed. 2) 103  This case disposeof the question of
_autrefois acquit_, or of _autrefois convict_ at common law, or of double
jeopardy of life and limb, for the same offence, in the amendments of the

Fred Shapiro

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