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disclosure

Line breaks: dis|clos¦ure
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkləʊʒə
 
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Definition of disclosure in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of making new or secret information known: a judge ordered the disclosure of the government documents
More example sentences
  • The dilemma of whether or not to release information illustrates that disclosure is an area of fine judgments.
  • Perhaps in ordinary parlance this is disclosure of confidential information in the interests of the bank.
  • Thus, it might be asked why disclosure of information is not separately mentioned in the above typology.
Synonyms
revelation, surprising fact, divulgence, declaration, announcement, news, report;
revelation, revealing, making known, communication, divulging, divulgence;
Law discovery
1.1 [count noun] A fact, especially a secret, that is made known: the government’s disclosures about missile programmes
More example sentences
  • These disclosures allowed account holders to cap the level of penalties and interest relating to their unpaid tax.
  • Their holidays were shattered daily with embarrassing, and potentially fatal, headlines and disclosures.
  • As yet there is no word on the disclosures from Downing Street.

Origin

late 16th century: from disclose, on the pattern of closure.

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