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confidential adj

1 : known or conveyed only to a limited number of people [a disclosure]
2 : marked by or indicative of intimacy, mutual trust, or willingness to confide esp. between parties one of whom is in a position of superiority [the relationship of doctor and patient]
3 : containing information whose unauthorized disclosure could be prejudicial to the national interest
con·fi·den·ti·al·i·ty [kÄ n-fi-den-chē-a-lə-tē]

con·fi·den·tial·ly adv

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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