Definition of executive privilege in English:

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executive privilege

noun

[mass noun]
The privilege, claimed by the president for the executive branch of the US government, of withholding information in the public interest.
Example sentences
  • 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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