confidential

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Confidential \Con'fi*den"tial\, adjective [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

classified \classified\ adjective

1. arranged into classes or categories; as, {unclassified}.

Syn: categorized. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. assigned to a class of documents withheld from general circulation; -- of information or documents. Opposite of {unclassified}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {eyes-only}; {confidential}; {restricted}; {secret}; {sensitive}; {top-secret}] [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

confidential

adjective

1: entrusted with private information and the confidence of another; "a confidential secretary"

2: (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications" [syn: {confidential}, {secret}]

3: denoting confidence or intimacy; "a confidential approach"; "in confidential tone of voice"

4: the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified


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