freedom from self-incrimination

Definitions of freedom from self-incrimination
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n the civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself

Synonyms:
privilege against self incrimination
Type of:
civil right
right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality

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