[jep-er-dee] /ˈdʒɛp ər di/
noun, plural jeopardies.
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.
Law. the danger or hazard of being found guilty, and of consequent punishment, undergone by criminal defendants on trial.
noun (usually preceded by in)
danger of injury, loss, death, etc; risk; peril; hazard: his health was in jeopardy
(law) danger of being convicted and punished for a criminal offence See also double jeopardy
c.1300, ioparde (13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French jeu parti, literally “a divided game, game with even chances,” from jeu “a game” (from Latin iocus “jest;” see joke (n.)) + parti, past participle of partir “to divide” (see part (v.)). Originally “a stratagem;” sense of “danger, risk” is late 14c.
[jef-thuh] /ˈdʒɛf θə/ noun 1. a judge of Israel. Judges 11, 12. /ˈdʒɛfθə/ noun 1. (Old Testament) a judge of Israel, who sacrificed his daughter in fulfilment of a vow (Judges 11:12–40) Douay spelling Jephte (ˈdʒɛftə) biblical judge of Israel, from Greek Iephthae, from Hebrew Yiphtah, literally “God opens,” imperfective of pathah “he opened” (cf. […]
nimble, or a beholder. (1.) The father of Caleb, who was Joshua’s companion in exploring Canaan (Num. 13:6), a Kenezite (Josh. 14:14). (2.) One of the descendants of Asher (1 Chr. 7:38).
[zhuh-kye] /ʒəˈkyɛ/ noun 1. a city in E Brazil.
[juh-kwir-i-tee] /dʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti/ noun, plural jequirities. 1. the rosary pea, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family. 2. Also called jequirity beans. the poisonous scarlet seeds of this plant, used for making necklaces and rosaries. /dʒɪˈkwɪrɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. other names for Indian liquorice 2. the seed of the Indian liquorice