self-incrimination

noun self-in·crim·i·na·tion \ ˌself-in-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-incrimination

: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

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

legal Definition of self-incrimination

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

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