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Fifth Amendment


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  • n. The fifth amendment to the US constitution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use


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