executive privilege

Definition of "executive privilege"
  1. A privilege allowing the president or other executive branch officials to keep specific communications confidential if revealing them would interfere with executive branch functions or decision-making. This privilege does not apply to matters related to criminal investigations
How to use "executive privilege" in a sentence
  1. The president claimed executive privilege to keep the cabinet meeting discussions private.
  2. The subpoena was denied under the assertion of executive privilege.
  3. Exercising executive privilege, the governor refused to disclose the emails about the proposed legislation.

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