dis·​clo·​sure | \ dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio) \

Definition of disclosure

1 : the act or an instance of disclosing : exposure
2 : something disclosed : revelation

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Examples of disclosure in a Sentence

We demand full disclosure of the facts. he offered full disclosure of the government files on the assassination
Recent Examples on the Web The company’s stock was trading at about $25 a share Monday morning, down 6.5%, following the disclosure of Ford’s stock sale. Ryan Felton, WSJ, 16 May 2022 However, that disclosure has been in Twitter’s SEC filings for years — literally since the company first went public in 2013. Todd Spangler, Variety, 13 May 2022 Eliminate criminal conviction disclosure questions on employment applications. Jeffrey Zucker, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2022 The Russian government’s official 2021 income disclosure of Putin lists his annual income at a modest 10.2 million rubles (about $150,000). Derek Saul, Forbes, 13 May 2022 In the video, the password for the Coffee server was visible, written on a note attached to the computer monitor, a disclosure that was another security risk, investigators told the state board. Emma Brown And Amy Gardner, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 The White House released financial disclosure reports for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday showing that the president’s personal finances have changed little since last year. Chris Megerian, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2022 According to his financial disclosure report, Oz is worth more than $100 million and as much as $422 million, the range due to minimum and maximum investment valuations. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Nick Mosby’s next ethics disclosure statement is not due until January. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disclosure

circa 1525, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of disclosure was circa 1525

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19 May 2022

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“Disclosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclosure. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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dis·​clo·​sure | \ dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio) \

Kids Definition of disclosure

1 : an act of making known They demanded full disclosure of the facts.
2 : something made known She made an exciting disclosure about the upcoming book.


dis·​clo·​sure | \ dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio) \

Legal Definition of disclosure

: an act or instance of disclosing: as
a : a lender's revelation of information to a consumer under the Truth in Lending Act that enables the consumer to make an intelligent decision about the loan
b : the revelation to investors of financial information about a corporation or municipality and about the security it is offering for sale — see also prospectus, registration statement

Note: Disclosure is required for a public offering.

c : revelation by a corporate insider (as an officer) for approval of a business transaction that involves self-dealing
d : a debtor in bankruptcy's revelation to creditors of a bankruptcy plan

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