multiplicity (m<<schwa>>l-t<<schwa>>-plis-i-tee), n. Criminal procedure. The improper charging of the same offense in several counts of the indictment or information. • Multiplicity violates the Fifth Amendment protection against double jeopardy. [Cases: Indictment and Information 126. C.J.S. Indictments and Informations § 159.] — multiplicitous (m<<schwa>>l-t<< schwa>>-plis-i-t<<schwa>>s), adj.
[Blacks Law 8th]