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PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does privilege against self incrimination mean? 

PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION (noun)
  The noun PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION has 1 sense:

1. the civil right (guaranteed by the 5th amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself

  Familiarity information: PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION used as a noun is very rare.


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PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION (noun)


Sense 1privilege against self incrimination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The civil right (guaranteed by the 5th amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

freedom from self-incrimination; privilege against self incrimination

Hypernyms ("privilege against self incrimination" is a kind of...):

civil right (right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality)

Domain category:

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


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