experiencing or treated with full confidence trusted in honest as a confidential servant or clerk
- entrusted with personal information and also the self-confidence of some other
- (of information) given in self-confidence or perhaps in key
- denoting self-confidence or intimacy
- the level of official classification for papers after that above limited and below secret; available and then people authorized to see documents so categorized
- Enjoying, or addressed with, confidence; trusted in; honest; because, a confidential servant or clerk.
- Communicated in confidence; secret.
Intrusted because of the confidence of another or along with his secret affairs or reasons; meant to be held in confidence or kept key.
1759, from Latin confidentia (see self-confidence) + -al (1). Related: privacy; confidentially.
See safety classification.
He attained some measure of success as a barrister, and about 1626 became the confidential adviser of Sir Thomas Wentworth, afterwards earl of Strafford, who was related to his wife, Anne Trappes (d.