marital privilege

Definition of "marital privilege"
  1. A legal protection that allows husbands and wives to avoid testifying about private conversations with each other or testifying against each other in certain court cases
How to use "marital privilege" in a sentence
  1. The case was complicated because she invoked marital privilege refusing to disclose sensitive conversations.
  2. Marital privilege became a key factor in the trial as he declined to testify against his wife.
  3. The judge explained to the man that he could use marital privilege to avoid testifying.

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