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confidential communication

noun, Law.
1.
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
First recorded in 1790-1800
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  • All seemed safe and convenient for confidential communication.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Eleanore and I hold little or no confidential communication," she replied.

    The Leavenworth Case Anna Katherine Green
  • This was followed by a confidential communication, judging by the tone.

    The Legacy of Cain Wilkie Collins
  • It isn't myself——This is a confidential communication—all this.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • Shotaye easily understood the meaning of this confidential communication.

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier
  • Blanche was in confidential communication with Mrs. Inchbare.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Again he clawed, pulling at me downwards in his eagerness to relieve himself by a confidential communication.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • At last, in a relaxation of their pace going up a steep hill, Coppinger made him a confidential communication.

  • All the effect which I hoped for by the official despatch has been produced by the confidential communication.

    Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
  • The historical interest of this confidential communication cannot be overrated.

    Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

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