the Fifth Amendment

the Fifth Amendment
UK / US
the part of the US constitution that says that anyone accused of a crime does not have to give information in court if it proves that they are guilty

take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) — often humorous to say that you do not want to answer a question


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  • (the) Fifth Amendment — the Fifth Amendment UK US the part of the US constitution that says that anyone accused of a crime does not have to give information in court if it proves that they are guilty http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/fifth amendment the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Origins of the Fifth Amendment — Origins of the Fifth Amendment; The Right against Self Incrimination   Author(s) Leonard W. Levy …   Wikipedia

  • take the Fifth (Amendment) — take/plead/the Fifth (Amendment) often humorous phrase to say that you do not want to answer a question Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: Fifth Amendment …   Useful english dictionary

  • plead the Fifth (Amendment) — take/plead/the Fifth (Amendment) often humorous phrase to say that you do not want to answer a question Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: Fifth Amendment …   Useful english dictionary

  • I take the Fifth (Amendment) — I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) American, humorous something that you say in order to tell someone you are not going to answer a question. So who do you like best, Jenny or Kim? Sorry, I take the Fifth on that. (sometimes + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • I plead the Fifth (Amendment) — I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) American, humorous something that you say in order to tell someone you are not going to answer a question. So who do you like best, Jenny or Kim? Sorry, I take the Fifth on that. (sometimes + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the fifth amendment — take the fifth (amendment) to avoid answering a question, esp. that could cause embarrassment. I plead the fifth I don t know where your girlfriend went! …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the Fifth Amendment — verb refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself • Syn: ↑take the Fifth • Hypernyms: ↑declare • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleading the Fifth Amendment — >> self incrimination, privilege against. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland — The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland removed from the constitution a controversial reference to the special position of the Roman Catholic Church as well as recognition of certain other named religious denominations. It was effected …   Wikipedia

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