executive privilege


executive privilege

noun

Definition of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE

:  exemption from legally enforced disclosure of communications within the executive branch of government when such disclosure would adversely affect the functions and decision-making processes of the executive branch

First Known Use of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE

1909

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