Nemo Tenetur Se Ipsum Prodere Law and Legal Definition

The maxim nemo tenetur se ipsum prodere signifies that no one is bound to accuse himself.

The ancient maxim of the common law, nemo tenetur se ipsum prodere, is imbedded in the provision in the twelfth section of the Bill of Rights of U.S. Constitution, that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself. [Ex parte Senior, 37 Fla. 1 (Fla. 1896)].