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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Allen, and the defendant, that any turnover of his notes would be in violation of the husband-wife privilege, or alternatively, in violation of the attorney-client privilege, which counsel urges, became "meshed" with the husband-wife privilege by virtue of this three-way conversation.
Thus, in a jurisdiction that recognizes an absolute husband-wife privilege, the presence of a wife at an otherwise confidential meeting between the husband and the husband's lawyer does not destroy the confidentiality required for the attorney-client privilege.
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.