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Incrimination of oneself, especially by one's own testimony in a criminal prosecution.

self′-in·crim′i·nat′ing adj.
self′-in·crim′i·na·to′ry adj.
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the act of incriminating oneself or exposing oneself to prosecution, esp. by giving evidence or testimony.
self′-incrim′inating, adj.
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Noun1.self-incrimination - an accusation that incriminates yourself
blame, incrimination, inculpation - an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on the driver"
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He added that the President's statement is not self-incriminating.
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His time on the stand was in some ways self-incriminating. For instance, Ricketson openly admitted his personal sympathies for the banned Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), which refused to accept the 2013 election results.
For three days after his arrest, he was kicked, punAched and threatened with death by the police to obtain the only piece of evidence against him: a self-incriminating torture-induced confession.
Thurman filed two motions to suppress: one to exclude self-incriminating statements that he made following his arrest and another to exclude evidence obtained from a search of his cell phone.
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