confidential communication

  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.

Origin of confidential communication

First recorded in 1790–1800
  • Also called privileged communication.

Words Nearby confidential communication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use confidential communication in a sentence

  • The lanky person settled himself comfortably and began on a confidential communication.

    The Eternal City | Hall Caine
  • She adored secrets, twisted everything into a confidential communication, invented stories and always whispered in your ear.

    Germinie Lacerteux | Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  • Any matter of moment, any thing bordering upon confidential communication, was alone to be trusted entre quatre yeux.

  • His voice sank at the last word as though it was an entirely confidential communication to the little car.

  • As soon as they had left the house, the future Aristarchus made a confidential communication.

    New Grub Street | George Gissing