self-incrimination Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “self-incrimination” in the English Dictionary

"self-incrimination" in British English

See all translations

self-incriminationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌself.ɪn.krɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
saying or doing something that ​shows that you are ​guilty of a ​crime: A ​witness can ​legallyrefuse to give ​evidence to ​avoid self-incrimination.
(Definition of self-incrimination from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-incrimination" in Business English

See all translations

self-incriminationnoun [U]

uk   us   LAW
the ​act of saying or doing something that ​shows that you are guilty of a ​crime: The ​executivedeclined to ​testify about her ​part in the ​dismissals for fear of self-incrimination.
(Definition of self-incrimination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “self-incrimination”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自证有罪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自證有罪…
What is the pronunciation of self-incrimination?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day