incrimination incrimination  /ɪn ˌkrɪ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Rich has already declined to testify, citing her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
  2. Bart Williams, Roger Clinton's lawyer, said he doesn't know if his client will testify or claim his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
  3. But he declined to testify, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

News

  1. House Runs Blitz Package on Werfel

    When another manager at the IRS invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination one might have thought that the moment had come when the Obama administration was ready to show some hustle when it came to reforming the agency.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Senior IRS manager invokes Fifth Amendment right before House committee

    For the second time in as many months, a senior IRS manager on Wednesday invoked his fifth amendment right against self incrimination, fueling perceptions of an agency in crisis.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Second IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment before House panel

    WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A second IRS employee invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Wednesday in an appearance before the U.S. House oversight committee.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. In her first strongly written dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the ruling "turns Miranda upside down" and "marks a substantial retreat from the protection against compelled self-incrimination."
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "The confrontation clause may make the prosecution of criminals more burdensome, but that is equally true of the right to trial by jury and the privilege against self-incrimination," Justice Scalia wrote.
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Antonin Scalia Source: New York Times

  3. "If you admit something to the government, you give up the right against self-incrimination later on," said Kerr, a former federal prosecutor.
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Orin Kerr Source: Washington Post

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