English version

executive privilege

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
executive privilegeexˌecutive ˈprivilege noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 American EnglishPGRIGHT/HAVE THE RIGHT TO the right of a president or other government leader to keep official records and papers secret
Examples from the Corpus
executive privilegeThis is no time for waffling, hedging, or invoking executive privilege.The closely related executive privilege situation is treated similarly.
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