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English definition of “in the strictest confidence”

in the strictest confidence

If you tell someone something in the strictest confidence, you expect them not to tell it to anyone else.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of in the strictest confidence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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