Definition of Privilege against self incrimination
1. Noun. The civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself.
Generic synonyms: Civil Right
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Privilege against self incrimination
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1. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1915)
"The privilege against self-incrimination.— All who testify in a legal proceeding are privileged against self-incrimination. This rule of the law of evidence ..."
2. Due Process of Law and the Equal Protection of the Laws: A Treatise Based by Hannis Taylor (1917)
"... and were required to be produced by a subpoena duces tecum, he claiming the privilege against self-incrimination guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"We have assumed only for the purpose of discussion that what was done in the case at bar was an infringement of the privilege against self-incrimination. ..."
4. L. R. A. as Authorities: Including the Citations of Each Case as a Precedent by Lawyers' reports annotated, United States Supreme Court (1914)
"]51) on limitations of constitutional privilege against self-incrimination; (48 L. ed. US 861) on sufficiency of statutory immunity to satisfy ..."
5. A Brief on the Modes of Proving the Facts: Most Frequently in Issue Or by Austin Abbott, Allan J. Carter (1922)
"Privilege against self-incrimination. b. Witnesses refusing to testify on grounds other than self-incrimination. 2. ..."
6. Using Civil Remedies for Criminal Behavior: Rationale, Case Studies by Peter Finn (1994)
"Nonetheless, the Supreme Court has held that a witness in any government proceeding—civil or criminal—can invoke the privilege against self-incrimination if ..."
7. Digest of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States ...by United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company by United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1917)
"... under the claim of his privilege against self-incrimination, either to produce the book, or to answer questions manifestly intended to prove possession ..."
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