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CRIMINATION. The act by which a party accused, is proved to be guilty.
     2. It is a rule, founded in common sense, that no one is bound to criminate himself. A witness may refuse to answer a question, when the answer would criminate him, and subject him to punishment. And a party in equity is not bound to answer a bill, when the answer would form a step in the prosecution. Coop. Eq. Pl. 204; Mitf. Eq. Pl. by Jeremy, 194; Story, Eq,. Pl. Sec. 591; 14 Ves. 59.

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16) Reduced gender dis crimination, for instance, expands the scope of women's agency, which is an important factor of social change and economic success.
Without the mask, we remain vulnerable to the whims of fate, the pointed taunts of jealous others or righteous in crimination from those we might offend or disappoint.
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Abolition of age dis- crimination in the provision of all goods and services.
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life itself teaches us nothing more inevitable than that right and wrong are most confusedly mixed; that the blackest wrong is by our side and within our own motives; that right does not dazzle our eyes with its radiant shining, but has to be found by exerting patience, dis- crimination, and impartiality.