priest-penitent privilege - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Disclosures made to clergy members while in active practice of their clerical duties as spiritual advisors are protected from disclosure. Some states have broadened this privilege to include marriage counselors as well as those giving counsel for other difficulties.
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