Fifth Amendment definition by Webster's New World
Fifth Amendment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Fifth Amendment - Cultural Definition
One of the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that make up the Bill of Rights. The Fifth Amendment imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes. It prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy and mandates due process of law.
- To “take the Fifth” is to refuse to testify because the testimony could lead to self-incrimination.