confidential relation
A relationship of intimacy and trust, especially one in which one person is in a position of greater knowledge or power. (See also: fiduciary)
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


confidential relation
n. Any relationship that carries with it a special trust or dependency based on history, pattern of dealing, familial relationship, or special circumstances.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


confidential relation
Any connection between two individuals in which one of the parties has an obligation to act with extreme good faith for the benefit of the other party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


confidential relation
Any connection between two individuals in which one of the parties has an obligation to act with extreme good faith for the benefit of the other party.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

confidential relation
n.
   a relationship in which one person has confidence in and relies on another because of some combination of a history of trust, older age, family connection and/or superior training and knowledge, to a point where the party relied upon dominates the situation, for good or bad. While it may include attorney and client, stockbroker and customer, real estate agent and buyer, a senior family member and an unsophisticated relative, the relationship is defined on a case-by-case basis, with reliance and dominance the key factors. In this situation, the trusting party does not have to be as vigilant or suspicious as with strangers or people who are not relied upon. The time clock (statute of limitations) to bring a lawsuit against a crook who is in a confidential relationship may not start to run until the misdeeds become extremely obvious.
   See also: fiduciary

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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