due process clause

noun

  • Constitutional Law
  • US Law

Definitions of due process clause

  • a clause in the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits federal and local governments from arresting, imprisoning, punishing or otherwise harming the interests of people or entities without first taking certain procedural steps

    This award violates the due process clause because it bears no reasonable relationship to the actual damage that the defendant caused.

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