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.
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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