take the Fifth Amendment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take the Fifth Amendment refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself
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Usage


In news:

The Supreme Court Monday declined to take a case that explored when police interrogations violate the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination .
Regulatory takings conflict mightily with the Fifth Amendment.
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