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  1. priest-penitent privilegenoun

    the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges


  1. priest-penitent privilege

    Priest-penitent privilege is a rule of evidence in many legal jurisdictions that prevents a priest, minister, rabbi, imam, or similar religious authority from being compelled to reveal the contents of a private confession or conversation that took place between them and a penitent under the pretext of religious counseling and spiritual advice. This privilege is based on the right of individuals to freedom of religion and is seen as a way to protect the sanctity of the religious bond and confession-sharing process. The exact rules may vary under different jurisdictions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of priest-penitent privilege in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of priest-penitent privilege in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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