Relative Confession Law and Legal Definition
Relative confession is a confession where the accused confesseth and appealeth others thereof, thereby to become an approver. [State v. Willis, 71 Conn. 293, 309 (Conn. 1898)].
If on this appeal the approver is successful, he receives pardon; if he is not successful he is convicted upon his confession, that is, upon his testimony against himself.
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Related Legal Terms
- Accompanying Relative [Immigration]
- Admissibility of Confessions Recorded by Electronic Means
- Admissibility of Extrajudicial Confessions
- Admissibility of Judicial Confessions
- Admissibility of Oral and Written Confessions
- Admissibility of Unsigned Confessions
- Attainder by Confession
- Close Relative of an Individual
- Coerced Confession