self–incrimination

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noun self–in·crim·i·na·tion \-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of self–incrimination

  1. :  incrimination of oneself; specifically :  the giving of testimony which will likely subject one to criminal prosecution

First Known Use of self–incrimination

1911


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self–incrimination

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noun self–in·crim·i·na·tion \ˌself-in-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Legal Definition of self–incrimination

  1. :  incrimination of and by oneself especially through testimony — see also privilege against self-incrimination at privilege


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