Absolute Privilege Law and Legal Definition

Absolute privilege is one that immunizes an actor from suit, no matter how wrongful the action might be, and even though it is done with an improper motive. This privilege protects its holder from all harms arising from any action or inaction. For example, absolute privilege protects persons from tort claims alleging defamation where the alleged defamatory statements were made by members of legislative assemblies while on the floor of the assembly or communications made in the context of judicial proceedings, as part of a trial.