noun Date: 1911 incrimination of oneself; specifically the giving of testimony which will likely subject one to criminal prosecution

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  • 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 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 — ˌself inˈcrimination noun [uncountable] LAW when a person says something that makes them seem guilty of a crime: • He refused to discuss his business transactions, for fear of self incrimination. * * * self incrimination UK US noun [U] LAW ► the… …   Financial and business terms

  • self–incrimination — self–in·crim·i·na·tion /ˌself in ˌkri mə nā shən/ n: incrimination of and by oneself esp. through testimony see also privilege against self incrimination at privilege Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • self-incrimination — also self incrimination, 1911, from SELF (Cf. self) + incrimination (see INCRIMINATE (Cf. incriminate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — Acts or declarations either as testimony at trial or prior to trial by which one implicates himself in a crime. The Fifth Amendment, U.S.Const., as well as provisions in many state constitutions and laws, prohibit the government from requiring a… …   Black's law 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-incrimination — The giving of testimony, the furnishing of evidence, or a demonstration by act, by which a witness incriminates himself because it is such or tends to be such as will convict him of a crime. 58 Am J1st Witn §§ 57 et seq. See privilege against… …   Ballentine's 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

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