In criminal law. A voluntary statement made by a person charged with the commission of a crime or misdemeanor, communicated to another person, wherein he acknowledges himself to be guilty of the offense charged, and discloses the circumstances of the act or the share and participation which he had in it. Spicer v. Com. (Ky.) 51 S. W. 802; People v. Parton, 49 Cal. 037; Lee v. State, 102 Ga. 221. 29 S. E. 204; State v. Heidenreich, 29 Or. 38L 45 Pac. 755. Also the act of a prisoner, when arraigned for a crime or misdemeanor, in acknowledging and avowing that he is guilty of the offense charged.
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