confidentiality
confidentiality confidentiality n. the state or attribute of being secret; privacy; as, you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. discretion in keeping secret information. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • confidentiality — con‧fi‧den‧ti‧al‧i‧ty [ˌkɒnfdenʆiˈælti ǁ ˌkɑːn ] noun [uncountable] the practice of keeping private information secret: • He raised concerns that departmental confidentiality had been breached. • a confidentiality agreement * * *… …   Financial and business terms

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  • confidentiality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, strict, total ▪ It is important to maintain strict confidentiality at all times. ▪ client, patient ▪ To maintain patient confiden …   Collocations dictionary

  • confidentiality — n. 1) to maintain confidentiality 2) to violate confidentiality 3) strict confidentiality * * * strict confidentiality to maintain confidentiality to violate confidentiality …   Combinatory dictionary

  • confidentiality — con|fi|den|ti|al|i|ty [ˌkɔnfıdenʃiˈælıti US ˌka:n ] n [U] a situation in which you trust someone not to tell secret or private information to anyone else ▪ The relationship between attorneys and their clients is based on confidentiality. breach… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confidentiality — noun (U) a situation in which you trust someone not to tell secret or private information to anyone else: The relationship between attorneys and their clients is based on confidentiality. | breach of confidentiality (=an occasion when someone… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confidentiality — n. a strong and longstanding obligation, arising out of common law, that requires doctors to keep any personal information about their patients private. A doctor automatically assumes such an obligation during a patient consultation. Sometimes it …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • confidentiality — confidential ► ADJECTIVE 1) intended to be kept secret. 2) entrusted with private information: a confidential secretary. DERIVATIVES confidentiality noun confidentially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • confidentiality — noun 1. the state of being secret (Freq. 1) you must respect the confidentiality of your client s communications • Derivationally related forms: ↑confidential • Hypernyms: ↑privacy, ↑privateness, ↑secrecy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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