Accusare Nemo Se Debet Nisi Coram Deo Law and Legal Definition

Accusare nemo se debet nisi coram deo is a latin legal maxim meaning no one ought to accuse himself except in the Presence of God. This legal maxim denotes that any accused person is entitled to make a plea of not guilty, and also that a witness is not obliged to give a response or submit a document that will incriminate himself. A very similar phrase to the maxim is nemo tenetur seipsum accusare.