autrefois convict

autrefois convict
/owtrafwo kanvikt/ Formerly convicted. A plea by a criminal in bar to an indictment that he has been formerly convicted of the same crime. 4 Bl.Comm. 336

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • autrefois convict — n [Anglo French, formerly convicted]: a defendant s plea stating that he or she has already been tried for and convicted of the same offense Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. autrefois convict …   Law dictionary

  • autrefois convict — n. claim that the accused has already been convicted and therefore may not tried again for the same offense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autrefois convict — /ˌɔtəfɔɪz kənˈvɪkt/ (say .awtuhfoyz kuhn vikt), /ˌoʊtrəfwa/ (say .ohtruhfwah) noun a plea to a prosecution, that the prisoner has been already tried and convicted for the same offence. {French: formerly convicted} …  

  • autrefois convict — /owtrafwo kanvikt/ Formerly convicted. A plea by a criminal in bar to an indictment that he has been formerly convicted of the same crime. 4 Bl.Comm. 336 …   Black's law dictionary

  • autrefois convict — Previously convicted; a plea setting up a prior conviction for the same offense as a defense. See prior jeopardy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • autrefois convict — kənˈvikt noun Etymology: Anglo French, formerly convicted : a defendant s plea alleging previous trial and conviction for the same offense …   Useful english dictionary

  • autrefois acquit — au·tre·fois acquit / ō trə ˌfwä / n [Anglo French, formerly acquitted]: a defendant s plea stating that he or she has already been tried for and acquitted of the same offense Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. autrefois… …   Law dictionary

  • Double jeopardy — For other uses, see Double jeopardy (disambiguation). Criminal procedure …   Wikipedia

  • Peremptory plea — In the common law, the peremptory pleas (pleas in bar), are pleas that set out special reasons for which a trial cannot go ahead. They are the plea of autrefois convict, the plea of autrefois acquit, and the plea of pardon.A plea of autrefois… …   Wikipedia

  • Non bis in idem — (Latín: No dos veces por lo mismo), también conocido como autrefois acquit ( ya perdonado en francés) o double jeopardy ( doble riesgo en inglés), es una defensa en procedimientos legales. En muchos países como los Estados Unidos, Argentina,… …   Wikipedia Español

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