from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confidential communication that one cannot be forced to divulge.
- n. A communication that is not subject to charges of slander or libel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A communication which does not expose the party making it to indictment for libel, -- such as those made by persons communicating confidentially with a government, persons consulted confidentially as to the character of servants, etc.
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