What does attorney-client privilege mean?

Definitions for attorney-client privilege
at·tor·ney-clien·t priv·i·lege

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attorney-client privilegenoun

    the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client

Wiktionary

  1. attorney-client privilegenoun

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

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  1. attorney-client privilege

    Attorney-client privilege refers to a legal principle that preserves the confidentiality of communications between a lawyer and their client. This principle protects clients from having their confidential information disclosed without their consent, allowing them to speak freely and honestly with their legal counsel. It encourages full and frank communication, which aids in rendering effective representation. There are limitations and exceptions to this rule, and it does not protect communications that are made for the purpose of committing a crime or fraud. This privilege continues even after the attorney-client relationship has ended.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attorney-client privilege in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attorney-client privilege in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of attorney-client privilege in a Sentence

  1. Robert Kelner:

    ...we have declined to produce documents covered by the attorney-client privilege, and we are preparing a log for the committee detailing what documents are being withheld under that privilege.

  2. Michael Stern:

    When you go on TV all the time it is kind of hard to claim attorney-client privilege on things you've talked about.

  3. David Urban:

    The attorney-client privilege is sacrosanct here. There is the crime fraud exception -- the only time you get to pierce that attorney-client privilege is if there is a crime committed, this is a pretty high bar stuff and we will have to see, but it is an extraordinary step to be taken, for sure.

  4. Robert Kelner:

    ... we have declined to produce documents covered by the attorney-client privilege, and we are preparing a log for the committee detailing what documents are being withheld under that privilege.

  5. Patrick Strawbridge:

    Instead of addressing important intelligence needs, The House Intelligence Committee appears to seek a truly needless dispute — this one with private attorneys — that would force them to violate privileges and ethical rules, as committed defense lawyers, we will respect the Constitution and defend the attorney-client privilege — one of the oldest and most sacred privileges in the law.

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