Definition of executive privilege in English:

executive privilege

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[mass noun]
  • The privilege, claimed by the President for the executive branch of the US government, of withholding information in the public interest.
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    • While the president has the right to claim executive privilege under certain circumstances, even this privilege does not allow him complete secrecy.
    • Even the Vice President admits the President has not yet claimed executive privilege for this information - and can do so if GAO prevails.
    • The Vice President is not claiming executive privilege (which enables the President to withhold information from Congress or the courts).

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