Definitions for take the fifth

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word take the fifth

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. take the Fifth, take the Fifth Amendment(verb)

    refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. take the fifth(Verb)

    To decline to comment, especially on grounds that it might be incriminating.

  2. Origin: A reference to the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states, among other things, that it may not be required of one to testify against oneself.


Find a translation for the take the fifth definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these take the fifth definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"take the fifth." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Apr. 2015. < the fifth>.

Are we missing a good definition for take the fifth? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for take the fifth:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.