privileged occasion

An occasion the circumstances of which are such as to make privileged a statement otherwise defamatory, thereby rendering the statement wanting in respect of the essential element of the tort of libel or slander. Blakeslee v Carroll, 64 Conn 223, 29 A 473. See privileged communication.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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