- doctor-patient privilege
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- doctor-patient privilege
n. A legal privilege, arising from a doctor's obligation of confidentiality, that forbids the doctor from disclosing any information or testifying about confidential health matters or communications from a patient, unless the patient waives the privilege.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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