absolute privilege
The privilege which exists in the law of defamation when by reason of the occasion on which a defamatory communication is made or the matter in reference to which the communication is made, no remedy can be had in a civil action. Anno: 13 ALR2d 893; 33 Am J1st L & S § 125.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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