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[ noun ] the state of being secret

Examples

"you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

It is not a medieval mental quirk or an attitude `` unnourished by sense '' to believe that husbands and wives should not be subjected to such a risk , or that such a possibility should not be permitted to endanger the confidentiality of the marriage relationship .

Related terms

privacy

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[ noun ] discretion in keeping secret information

Related terms

discretion

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