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executive privilege

noun

Definition of executive privilege

  1. :  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



1909

First Known Use of executive privilege

1909


Law Dictionary

executive privilege

  1. see privilege 1b




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