waiver of immunity


waiver of immunity
A means authorized by statute by which a witness, before testifying or producing evidence, may relinquish the right to refuse to testify against himself or herself, thereby making it possible for his or her testimony to be used against him or her in future proceedings.

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  • waiver of immunity — waiver of immunity, the act or fact of a witness s giving up legal right to immunity from self incrimination in a criminal case …   Useful english dictionary

  • waiver of immunity — A means authorized by statute by which a witness in advance of giving testimony or producing evidence, may renounce the fundamental right and privilege guaranteed to him by the Constitution, that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • immunity — im·mu·ni·ty /i myü nə tē/ n pl ties [Latin immunitas, from immunis exempt from public service, exempt, from in non + munis (from munia services)] 1: exemption from a duty or liability that is granted by law to a person or class of persons a… …   Law dictionary

  • waiver — waiv·er / wā vər/ n [Anglo French, from waiver to waive]: the act of intentionally or knowingly relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also: the legal instrument evidencing such an act compare estoppel, forfeiture ◇ Acts… …   Law dictionary

  • waiver — The intentional or voluntary relinquishment of a known right, or such conduct as warrants an inference of the relinquishment of such right, or when one dispenses with the performance of something he is entitled to exact or when one in possession… …   Black's law dictionary

  • immunity — A personal favor granted by law, contrary to the general rule. Ex parte Levy, 43 Ark 42. A privilege or special privilege; a favor granted; an affirmative act of selection of special subjects of favors not enjoyed in general by citizens under… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • United States Waiver of Inadmissibility — An Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility is an application for legal entry to the United States made by an individual who is otherwise inadmissible on one or more grounds. The application is submitted to the consular office, U.S.… …   Wikipedia

  • Charitable immunity — is a legal doctrine which holds that a charitable organization is not liable under tort law. It originated in 19th century Britain.[1][2] The early form of charitable immunity in England did not provide immunity from suit; it only protected… …   Wikipedia

  • granting immunity — noun an act exempting someone he was granted immunity from prosecution • Syn: ↑exemption, ↑immunity • Derivationally related forms: ↑immune (for: ↑immunity) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dolan v. United States Postal Service — Supreme Court of the United States Argued November 7, 2005 Deci …   Wikipedia


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