A form ofprivileged communicationpassed from one individual to another, intended to be heard only by the individual addressed.
A confidential communication is ordinarily between two people who are affiliated in a confidential relation, such as an attorney and client, husband and wife, or master and servant.
If this type of communication is made in the presence of a third party, whose presence is not necessary for such communication, it is not considered privileged. In certain cases, the presence of a third party might be required, as where there is a language barrier such that one of the individuals engaged in the confidential communication needs an interpreter.
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