- bearing the classification confidential, usually being above restricted and below secret.
- limited to persons authorized to use information, documents, etc., so classified.Compare classification(def 5).
Examples from the Web for confidentially
“Bruce – Spoke to someone very senior in State (confidentially),” wrote Lynton.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, more than a few have confidentially expressed their jealousy.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here, a team of 60 is hard at work modernizing the way American diplomats talk to each other confidentially.
Their job is to communicate directly, and confidentially, with governments, including the CIA, to whom this report was directed.
"I'm going to marry that woman out there," he said, low and confidentially.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
He approached, on his side, confidentially, but not too markedly so.The Secret Agent|Joseph Conrad
He seated himself in a chair at his son's side and, leaning over, tapped Bibbs confidentially on the knee.The Turmoil|Booth Tarkington
Let the thing be worked up secretly and confidentially by a small number of men who know their business.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
"We couldn't send him away just now even if he were fit to ride," said Wickham confidentially to his brother aide-de-camp.Tonio, Son of the Sierras|Charles King