Chapter 10 Teach TCI Vocabulary

Chapter 10 Teach TCI Vocabulary

Bill of rights
a formal listing of the basic rights of U.S. citizens.
Compensation
payment given to someone to offset, or make up for, a loss or injury.
Controversial
when many people have strong opinions on a subject, causing conflict and disagreement.
Defendant
a person who is required to defend himself or herself in a legal action. An example is an accused person who is put on trial for a crime.
Deprived
to withhold or take away something.
Double Jeopardy
putting a person on trial more than once for the same crime.
Due Process
the concept that the government must follow clear rules and act reasonably as it carries out the law.
Guarantee
to make something sure or certain.
Self-Incrimination
giving testimony that can be used against oneself.
Warrant
an order from a judge that authorizes police or other officials to take a certain action, such as searching someone’s property.