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.

Nearby words

  1. confidence man,
  2. confidence trick,
  3. confident,
  4. confidente,
  5. confidential,
  6. confidentiality,
  7. confidentially,
  8. confidently,
  9. confiding,
  10. configurate

Origin of confidential communication

First recorded in 1790–1800

Also called privileged communication.

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