privileged information

privileged information UK US noun [U]
LAW secret information that is legally protected so that it does not have to be given to the public: »

Companies should explicitly decide what is privileged information and set up strict protocols for who has access to it.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • privileged information — index secret Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • privileged information — information known only by select individuals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • privileged — priv·i·leged adj: not subject to the usual rules or penalties because of some special circumstance; esp: not subject to disclosure esp. in an adjudicative proceeding Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. privileged …   Law dictionary

  • information — in·for·ma·tion n: an instrument containing a formal accusation of a crime that is issued by a prosecuting officer and that serves the same function as an indictment presented by a grand jury compare complaint 2, indictment ◇ About half the states …   Law dictionary

  • privileged — [[t]prɪ̱vɪlɪʤd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is privileged has an advantage or opportunity that most other people do not have, often because of their wealth or high social class. They were, by and large, a very wealthy, privileged elite. ...I… …   English dictionary

  • privileged — UK [ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd] / US adjective 1) a) having advantages and opportunities that other people do not have, because you have a lot of money or high social status Cynthia had a very privileged upbringing. a privileged class/group/elite the/a… …   English dictionary

  • privileged — priv|i|leged [ prıvəlıdʒd ] adjective 1. ) having advantages and opportunities that other people do not have, because you have a lot of money or high social status: Cynthia had a very privileged upbringing. a privileged class/group/elite the/a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • privileged — priv|i|leged [ˈprıvılıdʒd] adj 1.) a) having advantages because of your wealth, social position etc ≠ ↑underprivileged ▪ Students from a privileged background have an advantage at university. ▪ Only the privileged few can afford private education …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • privileged — adjective 1 having a special advantage or a chance to do something that most people cannot do: privileged to do sth: Francis felt privileged to work for such a man. | Recently I was privileged to view his private collection. 2 having advantages… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • privileged — adjective 1. blessed with privileges (Freq. 4) the privileged few • Ant: ↑underprivileged • Similar to: ↑sweetheart • See Also: ↑fortunate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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