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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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When Hal Litchford reviewed decisional trends concerning the privilege against compelled self-incrimination in civil litigation for The Florida Bar Journal in 1983, (1) the invocation of that privilege was an infrequent concern to many civil practitioners.
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(122) It also made reference to a suspect's "testimonial capacities," (123) an invocation that Sarah Stoller and Paul Wolpe have read to imply that "the suspect must have some sort of control over the information [he or she communicates] in order to implicate the privilege against self-incrimination." (124) I agree with this inference.
He invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid testifying about texts that were allegedly deleted.
It also quells a simmering crisis for the GOP, after several Republican senators openly urged the president's son either not to comply with the committee's summons or to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if he appeared.
Compelling to unlock the device using fingerprint would be self-incrimination, communicating the ownership of the device.