admission of guilt


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admission of guilt

n. a statement by someone accused of a crime that he/she committed the offense. If the admission is made outside court to a police officer it may be introduced as evidence if the defendant was given the proper warnings as to his/her rights ("Miranda warning") before talking. (See: admission, confession, Miranda warning, rights)

admission of guilt

noun avowal, concession, confessional, contrition, culpability, disclosure, mea culpa, owning up, penance, penitence, remorse, sinfulness
Associated concepts: admissibility, coerced confession, traaitional admissions
See also: confession
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But even that, says Taylor, who is still revered by the supporters for taking Villa back up to the First Division and then to the brink of the title in 1990, is seen as an admission of guilt.