Confidential debts
Confidential Con`fi*den"tial, a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.] 1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk. [1913 Webster]

2. Communicated in confidence; secret. ``Confidential messages.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Confidential communication} (Law) See {Privileged communication}, under {Privileged}.

{Confidential creditors}, those whose claims are of such a character that they are entitled to be paid before other creditors.

{Confidential debts}, debts incurred for borrowed money, and regarded as having a claim to be paid before other debts. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]


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