privileged communication

Definition of "privileged communication"
  1. Information shared confidentially between two parties, where one party cannot be compelled to testify or disclose that information in court. This could be between a lawyer and client, husband and wife, patient and doctor, or member and religious counsel. However, the privilege can be waived if the information provider agrees to it or a client sues their lawyer alleging negligence
How to use "privileged communication" in a sentence
  1. In the meeting with his attorney, the client shared some privileged communication regarding the case.
  2. The therapist couldn't testify in court about what her patient told her due to the nature of privileged communication.
  3. The priest’s conversation with his parishioner was considered privileged communication and therefore could not be disclosed.

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