executive privilege

noun
Updated on: 2 Feb 2018

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

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First Known Use of executive privilege

1909


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see privilege 1b

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