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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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