separate-sovereigns rule. Criminal procedure. The principle that a person may be tried twice for the same offense ¡ª despite the Double Jeopardy Clause ¡ª if the prosecutions are conducted by separate sovereigns, as by the federal government and a state government or by two different states. See DOUBLE JEOPARDY . [Cases: Double Jeopardy 183. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì 254.]
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