[ noun ] the state of being secret
"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 .
[ noun ] discretion in keeping secret information