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privileged communication

confidential communication

noun, Law.
a confidential statement made to a lawyer, doctor, or pastor, or to one's spouse, privileged against disclosure in court if the privilege is claimed by the client, patient, penitent, or spouse.
Also called privileged communication.
Origin of confidential communication
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is privileged communication as far as we are concerned, we don't have a tap on the phone or anything.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • His private honor would forbid because this interview with the two lads was a privileged communication.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine

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