American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Incrimination of oneself, especially by one's own testimony in a criminal prosecution.
- n. an accusation that incriminates yourself
- self- + incrimination (Wiktionary)
“For DAG to acknowledge any part of the HRW evidence is tantamount to self-incrimination.”
“Many of those detectives still serve in the police department -- and face no adverse consequences when they periodically invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than answer questions about their past interrogation practices.”
“Lawyers for the two men sent letters to the committee Tuesday saying they would invoke their rights against self-incrimination in choosing not to answer the committee's questions.”
“The committee will hold a hearing on Friday with Solyndra executives, who have said through their attorneys that they will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights to avoid self-incrimination and will not answer questions.”
“But lawyers for Solyndra executives said their clients would not answer lawmakers' questions, invoking their rights to avoid self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”
“At a recent congressional hearing, Mr. Harrison and the company's chief financial officer declined to answer questions from lawmakers and invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.”
“They cited their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in light of a criminal investigation into whether the company misled the government.”
“Solyndra's chief executive, who resigned last Friday, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a recent congressional hearing.”
“Ligsay has asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to testify in the legal proceedings against his troops.”
“People suspected of ordinary crimes will be entitled to new rights, including prompt access to a lawyer and protection against coerced self-incrimination.”
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