Pronunciation: ( jep'ur-dē), [key]
1. hazard or risk of or exposure to loss, harm, death, or injury: For a moment his life was in jeopardy.
2. peril or danger: The spy was in constant jeopardy of being discovered.
3. Law.the danger or hazard of being found guilty, and of consequent punishment, undergone by criminal defendants on trial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.