Definition of Freedom from self-incrimination
1. Noun. The civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself.
Generic synonyms: Civil Right
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Freedom from self-incrimination
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1. The Constitutional Doctrines of Justice Harlan by Floyd Barzilia Clark (1915)
"New Jersey, 211 US 78, the court held that freedom from self-incrimination is not one of those privileges secured to citizens by the due process of law ..."
2. State And Local Law Enforcement Training Catalog (1991)
"The time of the attaching of the right to counsel and right of freedom from self- incrimination is stressed. In this regard, a thorough discussion of the ..."
3. Publication by Illinois State Historical Society, Illinois State Historical Library (1912)
"10.1M In the same category with the rights of the accused protected in the preceding section is the freedom from self-incrimination and from double jeopardy ..."
4. Hand Book on the Law of Evidence: A Concise Statement of the Rules on Civil by Charles Frederic Chamberlayne, Arthur Walker Blakemore, Dewitt Clinton Moore (1919)
"... 402-468. presumption of regularity of official arts, 493. privilege of freedom from self-incrimination, 697-601 probative force of admissions, ..."