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CRIMINATE Definition & Legal Meaning

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To charge one with crime; to furnish ground for a criminal prosecution; to expose a person to a criminal charge. A witness cannot be compelled to answer any question which has a tendency to criminate him. Stewart v. Johnson, 18 N. J. Law, 87; Kendrick v. Comm., 78 Va. 490.


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