Information given; the sharing of knowledge by one with another; conference; consultation or bargaining preparatory to making a contract Also intercourse; connection. In French law. The production of a merchant’s books, by delivering them either to a person designated by the court, or to his adversary, to be examined in all their parts, and as shall be deemed necessary to the suit Arg. Fr. Merc Law, 552. Confidential communications. These are certain classes of communications, passing between persons who stand in a confidential or fiduciary relation to each other, (or who, on account of their relative situation, are under a special duty of secrecy and fidelity,) which the law will not permit to be divulged, or allow them to be inquired into in a court of justice, for the sake of public policy and the good order of society. Examples of such privileged relations are those of husband and wife and attorney and client. Hatton v. Robinson, 14 Pick. (Mass.) 416, 25 Am. Dec. 415 ; Parker v. Carter, 4 Munf. (Va.) 287, 6 Am. Dec. 513; Chirac v. Reinicker, 11 Wheat 280, 6 L. Ed. 474: Parkhurst v. Berdell, 110 N. Y. 386, 18 N. E. 123, 6 Am. St Rep. 384. Privileged communication. In the law of evidence. A communication made to a counsel, solicitor, or attorney, in professional confidence, and which he is not permitted to divulge; otherwise called a “confidential communication.” 1 Starkie, Ev. 185. In the law of libel and slander. A de famatory statement made to another in pursuance of a duty, political, judicial, social, or personal, so that an action for libel or slander will not lie, though the statement be false, unless in the last two cases actual malice be proved in addition.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
contracts. Information; consultation; conference. 2. In order to make a contract, it is essential there should be an agreement; a bare communication or conference will not, therefore, amount to a contract; nor can evidence of such communication be received in order to take from, contradict, or alter a written agreement.