No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.
(from US Constitution - 5th and 14th Amendments)
The state ensures security of life, limb and property.
(from Wikipedia, Tractatus Theologico-Politicus)
What's the meaning of the word "limb" in the sentence above?
Definition of LIMB (source: Merriam-Webster)
1 a : one of the projecting paired appendages (as wings) of an animal body used especially for movement and grasping but sometimes modified into sensory or sexual organs b : a leg or arm of a human being
2 : a large primary branch of a tree
3 : an active member or agent
4 : extension, branch
5 : a mischievous child
The definitions I found in dictionary don't match or correspond well.
I guess there was somewhat a expansion of the meaning of limb, which is a body or physical freedom.