husband-wife privilege


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Noun1.husband-wife privilege - neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were marriedhusband-wife privilege - neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were married
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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testimony ordinarily barred by the common law husband-wife privilege.
including a new subsection to the husband-wife privilege, Military Rule
Those range from opposing the elimination of the husband-wife privilege in capital felony cases to supporting changing state laws to conform with the Federal Evidence Code relating to certifications and declarations.