right to remain silent

Definition of right to remain silent

  1. :  the legal right not to say anything when arrested

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  righteous, upright

    :  being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

    :  conforming to facts or truth :  correct

  1. :  qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

    :  something to which one has a just claim: such as

    :  the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. :  according to right

    :  in the exact location, position, or moment :  precisely

    :  in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. :  to do justice to :  redress the injuries of

    :  justify, vindicate

    :  avenge

  1. :  to be a part not destroyed, taken, or used up

    :  to be something yet to be shown, done, or treated

    :  to stay in the same place or with the same person or group

  1. :  stay

    :  a remaining part or trace

    :  a dead body

  1. :  making no utterance :  mute, speechless

    :  indisposed to speak :  not loquacious

    :  free from sound or noise :  still

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