Definition of take/plead the Fifthchiefly US
- When called to testify, he took the Fifth.
- He took the Fifth when his wife asked him where he'd spent the night.
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: to argue a case or cause in a court of law
: to make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding
: to conduct pleadings
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