Definition of Attorney-client privilege

1. Noun. The right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client.

Generic synonyms: Privilege

Definition of Attorney-client privilege

1. Noun. (legal) An american legal doctrine that protects certain confidential communications between a lawyer and his or her clients. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attorney-client Privilege

attorney's fee
attorney's lien
attorney's liens
attorney's work product
attorney-client privilege (current term)
attorney-client relation
attorney general
attorney of record
attorneys fees
attorneys general
attorneys of record

Literary usage of Attorney-client privilege

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998: Report of the Joint edited by William Roth, Bill Archer (2000)
"Communications protected by the attorney-client privilege must be based on ... Thus, a taxpayer may not claim the benefits of the attorney-client privilege ..."

2. IRS Restructuring: Congressional Hearings edited by William V. Roth, Jr. (1999)
"As a practical matter, the attorney-client privilege is not as broad in the ... The new provision assumes that the attorney-client privilege protects all ..."

3. Corporate Crime in America: Strengthening the "Good Citizen" Corporation edited by Richard P. Conaboy (1998)
"It will provide you with a lot of very useful text for two reasons: first, it will help you argue that the attorney-client privilege deserves to be broadly ..."

4. Jury And The Search For Truth: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1998)
"Do you want to do away with the attorney-client privilege? Are you all for that? What do you think, professor? Senator BIDEN. Yes, I will, because I will do ..."

5. Freedom of Information Act Guide and Privacy Act Overview, (1996) by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"Attorney-Client Privilege The third traditional privilege incorporated into Exemption 5 concerns "confidential communications between an attorney and his ..."

6. Financial Investigations: A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimesby Don Vogel by Don Vogel (1999)
"... Physician/Patient • Accountant/Client • Law Enforcement Officer/Informant Attorney/Client The attorney/client privilege must be strictly adhered to. ..."

7. Global Settlement of Tobacco Litigation: Congressional Hearing edited by John McCain (2000)
"General Humphrey says that—I really do not know practically what he is talking about, frankly, because there is an attorney-client privilege in this country ..."

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