self-incriminating
adjective Date: 1925 serving or tending to incriminate oneself

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  • self–incriminating — self–in·crim·i·nat·ing / self in kri mə ˌnā tiŋ/ adj: tending to incriminate oneself a self–incriminating statement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • self-incriminating — /self in krim euh nay ting, self /, adj. serving to incriminate oneself or to expose oneself to prosecution: self incriminating testimony. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-incriminating — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : serving or tending to incriminate oneself * * * /self in krim euh nay ting, self /, adj. serving to incriminate oneself or to expose oneself to prosecution: self incriminating testimony. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-incrimination — /self in krim euh nay sheuhn, self /, n. the act of incriminating oneself or exposing oneself to prosecution, esp. by giving evidence or testimony. [1920 25] * * * In criminal law, the giving of evidence that might tend to expose the witness to… …   Universalium

  • Self-incrimination — is the act of accusing oneself of a crime for which a person can then be prosecuted. Self incrimination can occur either directly or indirectly: directly, by means of interrogation where information of a self incriminatory nature is disclosed;… …   Wikipedia

  • self-incrimination — n. The act of testifying against oneself or implicating oneself in a crime, which the Fifth Amendment forbids the government to require of anyone. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • self-incrimination — self in|crim|i|na|tion [ ,self ın,krımı neıʃn ] noun uncount the act of giving information about yourself that makes you seem guilty of a crime ╾ ,self in criminating adjective: self incriminating evidence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-incrimination — [self′in krim΄ə nā′shən] n. incrimination of oneself by one s own statements or answers self incriminating adj …   English World dictionary

  • self-incrimination — /sɛlf ɪnkrɪməˈneɪʃən/ (say self inkrimuh nayshuhn) noun the providing of evidence of one s own guilt by one s own actions or speech: an act of self incrimination. –self incriminating, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-incriminatory — See self incriminating. * * * …   Universalium

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