Definition of Fifth amendment

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Amendment
Group relationships: Bill Of Rights
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Fifth amendment

1. Noun. The fifth amendment to the US constitution. ¹

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Literary usage of Fifth amendment

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Among those thus proposed and subsequently ratified, was that which now stands as the fifth amendment of the Constitution. We cannot doubt that this ..."

2. The Validity of Rate Regulations, State and Federal by Robert Patterson Reeder (1914)
"fifth amendment restrains organs of federal government. 59. As we have already noted,30 the Supreme Court proceeds upon the assumption that the due process ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States: Its History Application and Construction by David Kemper Watson (1910)
"fifth amendment No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, ..."

4. Due Process of Law Under the Federal Constitution by Lucius Polk McGehee (1906)
"In the fifth amendment. In the Federal Constitution the words "due pro- cess of ... The first is in the fifth amendment to the Constitution, one clause of ..."

5. John Marshall: Complete Constitutional Decisions / Edited, with Annotations by John Marshall (1903)
"Baltimore — was first decided the important point that the fifth amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the taking of private property for public use ..."

6. Due Process of Law and the Equal Protection of the Laws: A Treatise Based by Hannis Taylor (1917)
"The court said: "The question therefore is, Does the fifth amendment of the ... 243, it has been settled that the fifth amendment to the Constitution of the ..."

7. Shippers and Carriers of Interstate and Intrastate Freight by Edgar Watkins (1920)
"For a Violation of the fifth amendment.—The fifth amendment provides that " no person shall * * * be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against ..."

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