testimonial immunity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n testimonial immunity an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
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In literature:

Each of the crooked sixteen had been guaranteed immunity from imprisonment in consideration of their testimony.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
The other testimony was the best, because we did not promise him immunity.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll

In news:

The defense attorney for a former aide to Gov Scott Walker wants charges against the aide thrown out, saying the prosecution is based on "immunized testimony.".