1. Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk.
2. Communicated in confidence; secret. “Confidential messages.”
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.
adj 1: entrusted with private information and the confidence of
another; "a confidential secretary"
2: (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet
information"; "this arrangement must be kept
confidential"; "their secret communications" [syn: closet(a),
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