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FIFTH AMENDMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Fifth Amendment mean? 

FIFTH AMENDMENT (noun)
  The noun FIFTH AMENDMENT has 1 sense:

1. an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use

  Familiarity information: FIFTH AMENDMENT used as a noun is very rare.


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FIFTH AMENDMENT (noun)


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Meaning:

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Instance hypernyms:

amendment (a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Holonyms ("Fifth Amendment" is a part of...):

Bill of Rights (a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution))


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