plead the fifth (to)

 Refuse to divulge information. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows citizens not to answer questions in court when their response would incriminate themselves.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • plead the Fifth — see ↑fifth, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑plead * * * take/plead the ˈfifth idiom (US) to make use of the right to refuse to answer questions in court about a crime, because you may give information which will make it seem that you are guilty From the …   Useful english dictionary

  • plead the Fifth — verb To invoke the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves. Syn: take the fifth …   Wiktionary

  • plead the fifth — verb To refuse to answer a question, or refuse to speak, especially when the response would reflect badly on the speaker. Syn: take the fifth …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • take/plead the Fifth — chiefly US : to refuse to answer questions in a court of law because your answers might be harmful to you or might show that you have committed a crime When called to testify, he took the Fifth. often used figuratively He took the Fifth [=he… …   Useful english 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

  • (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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • Pleading the Fifth — In American criminal law, taking the Fifth , also known as pleading the Fifth or commanding the fifth , is the act of refusing to testify under oath in a court of law or any other tribunal (such as a Congressional committee) on the ground that… …   Wikipedia

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