priest-penitent privilege

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Noun1.priest-penitent privilege - the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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Having established the standard of review and the court's ability to address the issues raised, the court then discussed the history and application of the priest-penitent privilege.
Richard Wilkins, who teaches law at Brigham Young University and who made a presentation on privilege to the ICC, said that "depending on how this language is interpreted, there could be essentially no priest-penitent privilege in the ICC" (National Post, Aug.