priest-penitent privilege

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the right of a clergyman to refuse to divulge confidential information received from a person during confession or similar exchanges

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The court applied the particular circumstances involved in this violation of the priest-penitent privilege and determined that the confession of the appellant was involuntary.
Future cases that lack this degree of specificity are unlikely to have the same result based solely upon a violation of the priest-penitent privilege.
183) The priest-penitent privilege is now firmly rooted in modern jurisprudence.
It should first be noted that the priest-penitent privilege is justifiable under the privacy rationale.
In 21 of 51 jurisdictions [Chopko] surveyed, the priest-penitent privilege has been abrogated in cases of child abuse.