Con`fi*den"tial (?), a. [Cf. F. confidentiel.]

1.

Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk.

2.

Communicated in confidence; secret.

"Confidential messages."

Burke.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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