privileged communication

noun
priv·​i·​leged communication | \ ˈpriv-ə-lijd- How to pronounce privileged communication (audio) \

Medical Definition of privileged communication

: a communication between parties to a confidential relation (as between physician and patient) such that the recipient cannot be legally compelled to disclose it as a witness

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“Privileged communication.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/privileged%20communication. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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