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right of privacy

legal Definition of right of privacy

:the right of a person to be free from intrusion into or publicity concerning matters of a personal nature called also right to privacy; compare invasion of privacy
Note: Although not explicitly mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, a penumbral right of privacy has been held to be encompassed in the Bill of Rights, providing protection from unwarranted governmental intrusion into areas such as marriage and contraception.

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