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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He said he was detained until he signed an admission of guilt.
However, when there is no multimillion dollar lawsuit, an admission of guilt and an apology and a plan to avoid further complications are probably the best response.
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Byrne was with reference to the admission of guilt, Culhane accepting an admission he aided and abetted a corrupt practice, on the basis we didn't pursue a charge of passing information for reward.
A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but a statement that no defence will be presented.
As far as I'm concerned, firing or threatening to fire an employee for hanging up a comic strip is nothing but an admission of guilt.
innocent until proven quasi-innocent, may get away with the one-flap-down, "I'm in no position to address this issue" stance for another hour or two, but when does Angels management, stuck holding the tab on a $50 mil, five-year commitment, consider a change in address for the former Granada Hills High star once he's coerced into giving either a full denial or an admission of guilt about this human growth hormone allegation that's growing by the day?
If a doctor apologizes and says 'I'm sorry,' I don't think that's an admission of guilt," says Drasco, a partner in Lum, Danzis, Drasco & Positan in Roseland, N.
Written by a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Healing Words: The Power of Apology in Medicine is a call to doctors and medical professionals everywhere to question the widespread belief that an apology is an admission of guilt and an open door to a costly lawsuit.
The settlement carries no admission of guilt and a condition that the Najeib family cannot discuss its terms.