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Due Process Clause
due process clause n
: a clause in a constitution prohibiting the government from depriving a person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
often cap D&P&C
: such a clause found in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.