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 Hospital groups are planning to go to court to block the regulations, arguing that prices stemming from closed-door negotiations are trade secrets, and that CMS lacks the authority to mandate their disclosure. Neeraj Sood, The Conversation, "What the Trump administration gets right about hospital price transparency," 27 Nov. 2019 Archival Recording: Feared at the time of the call on July 25th, how its disclosure would play in Washington's political climate. NBC News, "Transcript: The Groundwork," 25 Nov. 2019 While the source of the new documents is unknown — they were provided by Uighur overseas networks — their disclosure may amount to another sign of dissent in the party over the crackdown. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "China’s Internment Camps Ruled by Secrecy and Spying, New Leak Shows," 24 Nov. 2019 As well as improving its environmental disclosures, Rest recently appointed a responsible investment manager and in June, took control of a wind farm in Western Australia from a UBS Group AG unit. Matthew Burgess, Fortune, "A 24-Year-Old Is Suing Pension Fund for Not Being Green Enough," 13 Nov. 2019 Hogan has since appointed an additional four board members; their disclosures are due in December. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "UMMS board files first disclosures since ‘Healthy Holly’ scandal over deals rocked hospital system and Baltimore," 8 Nov. 2019 Other carriers are more subtle about their disclosures. Wired, "A $60 Million Fine Won't Stop AT&T From Throttling “Unlimited” Data Plans," 5 Nov. 2019 The company has not been included in his financial disclosures filed with the ethics commission in West Virginia. chicagotribune.com, "Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family farm got $125,000 from subsidy program meant to help farmers through China trade war," 17 Oct. 2019 Some of her disclosures suggested the abuse had ended, records from the hospitalizations show. The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, "MERCY," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of disclosure

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of disclosure was in 1567

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1 Dec 2019

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“Disclosure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclosure. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of disclosure

: the act of making something known : the act of disclosing something
: something (such as information) that is made known or revealed : something that is disclosed


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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