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.
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- confidence man,
- confidence trick,
Origin of confidential communication
First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called privileged communication.
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