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Dictionary entry overview: What does clear and present danger mean?
• CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (noun)
The noun CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER has 1 sense:
1. a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged
Familiarity information: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||clear and present danger [BACK TO TOP]|
A standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
no one has a right to shout 'fire' in a crowded theater when there is no fire because such an action would pose a clear and present danger to public safety
Hypernyms ("clear and present danger" is a kind of...):
danger (the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury)
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