Legal Word of the Day: “Sedulously”

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“Sedulously” — Consistently, persistently and with dedication.

Its use in issues of privilege:

R. v. National Post, 2010 SCC 16 (CanLII), [2010] 1 SCR 477
“A promise of confidentiality will be respected if … the relationship is one which should be sedulously fostered in the public good … ”

Tower v. M.N.R., 2003 FCA 307 (CanLII), [2004] 1 FCR 183
“The taxpayers did not show that the tax accountant-client relationship is one that in the opinion of the community ought to be sedulously fostered to the degree that would attract privilege.”

2 comments

  1. So, Black’s is not sedulous? Perhaps they could run a “corrigendum.”

  2. Tracey Gauley · ·

    I was shocked that Black’s Law dictionary did not include this. It is the first time I have been disappointed looking up a word. Great word.

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