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Jeopardize Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    jeopardize v
  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops" [syn: endanger, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril]
  2. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this" [syn: venture, hazard, adventure, stake]
Jeopardize Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Jeopardize \Jeop"ard*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jeopardized; p. pr. & vb. n. Jeopardizing.] To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard. That he should jeopardize his willful head Only for spite at me. --H. Taylor.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Jeopardize'


In US law, endangerment comprises several types of crimes involving conduct that is wrongful and reckless or wanton, and likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm to another person.

The offense is intended to prohibit and therefore deter reckless or wanton conduct that wrongfully creates a substantial risk of death or serious injury to others.

The law specifies several types of endangerment:

Endangerment can range from a misdemeanor to a felony.

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