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privileged communication

noun

Legal Definition of privileged communication

  1. 1 :  confidential communication

  2. 2a :  a defamatory communication that does not expose the party making it to the liability that would follow from it if not privileged —called also absolutely privileged communication b :  a defamatory statement made by one person to another who is in a confidential relation (as that of a prospective employer) or who has an interest therein that may upon proof of bad faith or actual malice be deprived of its privileged character —called also conditionally privileged communication


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