Definition of Confidentiality

1. Noun. The state of being secret. "You must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications"

Generic synonyms: Concealment, Privacy, Privateness, Secrecy
Derivative terms: Confidential

2. Noun. Discretion in keeping secret information.
Generic synonyms: Circumspection, Discreetness, Discretion, Prudence
Derivative terms: Confidential

Definition of Confidentiality

1. Noun. The property of being confidential. ¹

2. Noun. Something told in confidence; a secret. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confidentiality

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Medical Definition of Confidentiality

1. Entrusted communication of information which is considered private and implies an ethical or legal principle. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confidentiality

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confidentiality (current term)
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Literary usage of Confidentiality

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

1. Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families by Peter Finn, Julie E. Tomz (1998)
""Was I worried about confidentiality?" one mused. "Yes and no. Yes, because at the back of my mind I was worried that the police culture is such that seeing ..."

2. Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court by Tracy M. Godwin, David J. Steinhart, Betsy A. Fulton (1997)
"confidentiality Privacy Rights in the Context of Teen Court There is no federal constitutional guarantee of confidentiality for youth in juvenile ..."

3. Prevention Plus III: Assessing Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Programs at by Jean A. Linney, Abraham Wandersman (1993)
"Informed Consent and confidentiality Every assessment should consider the issues of informed consent and confidentiality in collecting information from ..."

4. State Responses to Serious & Violent Juvenile Crime by Patricia Torbet, Richard Gable, Imogene Montgomery (1997)
"Chapter 5 confidentiality of Juvenile Court Records and Proceedings Trend: Traditional confidentiality provisions are being revised in favor of more open ..."

5. Contracting for Managed Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: A Guide by Stephen Moss (2000)
"confidentiality Although the need for confidentiality is not an issue unique ... The right of consumers and families to confidentiality often conflicts with ..."

6. Approval and Monitoring of Narcotic Treatment Programs: A Guide on the Roles by Lynne C. McArthur, Yvonne Goldsberry (1998)
"(d) The protection afforded by a confidentiality Certificate does not extend ... The recipient of a confidentiality Certificate shall notify the Director of ..."

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