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1. Done or communicated in confidence; secret.
2. Entrusted with the confidence of another: a confidential secretary.
3. Denoting confidence or intimacy: a confidential tone of voice.
4. Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a threat to national security.

con′fi·den′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), con′fi·den′tial·ness n.
con′fi·den′tial·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confidentiality - the state of being secret; "you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications"
concealment, privateness, secrecy, privacy - the condition of being concealed or hidden
2.confidentiality - discretion in keeping secret information
circumspection, discreetness, discretion, prudence - knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
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[ˌkɒnfɪˌdenʃɪˈælɪtɪ] Nconfidencialidad f
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[ˌkɒnfɪdɛnʃiˈælɪti] n [information, report, document] → confidentialité f
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˌkɒnfɪˌdɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ] nriservatezza, carattere m confidenziale
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(kənˈfaid) verb
to tell one's private thoughts to someone. He confided in his brother; He confided his fears to his brother.
confidence (ˈkonfidəns) noun
1. trust or belief in someone's ability. I have great confidence in you.
2. belief and faith in one's own ability. She shows a great deal of confidence for her age.
confident (ˈkonfidənt) adjective
having a great deal of trust (especially in oneself). She is confident that she will win; a confident boy.
confidential (konfiˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. secret; not to be told to others. confidential information.
2. trusted to keep secrets. a confidential secretary.
confidentiality (ˈkonfidenʃiˈӕləti) noun
ˌconfiˈdentially adverb
secretly; not wishing to have the information passed on to anyone else. She could not tell me what he said – he was speaking confidentially.
conˈfiding adjective
conˈfidingly adverb
in confidence
as a secret; confidentially. He told me the story in (strictest) confidence.
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n. confidencialidad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n intimidad f, confidencialidad f patient — intimidad or confidencialidad del paciente
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He had the hospitable gift of making you at home with him, and appealing to your sense of comradery with something of the flattering confidentiality of Thackeray, but with a wholly different effect.
Customs and Border Protection said it will introduce "in the coming months" a new automated tool for importers and exporters to submit their electronic vessel manifest confidentiality requests to the agency.
An agreement to regulate such situations is usually called a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), but may also be called a secret disclosure agreement, a private information agreement or a confidentiality agreement.
EMPLOYERS will not be able to use confidentiality agreements to stop workers from reporting crimes, harassment or discrimination to the police under toughened Government legal measures.
In a regulatory filing, Apogee Enterprises said that on February 8, it entered into a confidentiality agreement with Engaged Capital, LLC and certain of its affiliates.
But when it comes to bragging about a legal settlement that has a confidentiality clause, oversharing can cause more than awkwardness or embarrassment.
Brennan has seen firsthand how the state uses its 'confidentiality' policies to shield and protect wrongdoers and hide complaints of sexual misconduct and discrimination," said Brennan's attorney, Katy McClure of Smith Eibeler LLC, in a statement Monday.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug.10 (ANI): The All India Tax Advocates' Forum (AITAF) has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make necessary changes in new GST procedural rules relating to the inter-state movement of materials under "Bill to Ship to" transaction-popularly known as transit sale transaction-to protect confidentiality of business transaction.
Every transaction includes elements of confidentiality, especially with regard to the sale of assets, property, shares or in the event of agency, franchising and employment.
In this study, Article 9 of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (UDBHR) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is investigated to understand and promote the global bioethical norms of privacy and confidentiality. Under the heading 'Privacy and confidentiality', Article 9 reads as follows: 'The privacy of the persons concerned and the confidentiality of their personal information should be respected.

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