What does "Plead the Fif" mean?

I have heard people use it before but I still don't get it. What does it mean?

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  • Best Answer

    it refers to the Fifith ammendment of the constitution which basically states that you do not have to testify if you are going to incriminate yourself. example: if you were called to testify in your friends trial, but you had committed a crime connected to the trial, you could "plead the fifth" while on the witness stand. People also use it as a catch phrase, like if your buddy wants to know if you hooked up with that ugly chick from the night before and you say "I plead the fifth" cause you did.

  • 3 years ago

    What Does Fif Mean

  • 1 decade ago

    Pleading the fifth mean that you do not have to incriminate yourself in a court of law. It is amendment right given to defendants during a trial in court.

  • 1 decade ago

    This means to 'plead the fifth amendment' (US)

    The fifth amendment is;

    Amendment V (the Fifth Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, is related to legal procedure. Its guarantees stem from English common law as established by Magna Carta in 1215. For instance, grand juries and the phrase "due process" both trace their origin to Magna Carta.

    Here is the legal definition:

    "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pleading the fifth means you are invoking your right to use the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which states that you are not required to testify as you may incriminate yourself.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it means noting. who ever you heard that from doen't know how to use the english language.

    on the other hand plead the fifth means you do not have to testify against or incriminate against yourself.

  • 1 decade ago

    It means you will only talk after drinking a fifth of jack daniels!

  • Meano
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    its, "plead the fifth" as in fifth Amendment.

    You are pleading to not say a word.

  • 1 decade ago

    I did it but i refuse to admit any guilt that would incrimate me in any way shape or form

  • 1 decade ago

    Is not testiflying in court to anything .

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