Meaning of jeopardy
Pronunciation: ( jep'ur-dē), [key]
— pl. -dies.
- hazard or risk of or exposure to loss, harm, death, or injury: For a moment his life was in jeopardy.
- peril or danger: The spy was in constant jeopardy of being discovered.
- the danger or hazard of being found guilty, and of consequent punishment, undergone by criminal defendants on trial.
- jeopardy (Thesaurus)