confidential communication

noun
con·​fi·​den·​tial communication | \ ˌkän-fə-ˈden-chəl-\

Legal Definition of confidential communication

: a communication between parties to a confidential relation (as husband and wife, attorney and client, or doctor and patient) such that the recipient of the communication has a privilege exempting him or her from disclosing it as a witness

called also privileged communication

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