disclosure

noun

dis·​clo·​sure dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio)
1
: the act or an instance of disclosing : exposure
2
: something disclosed : revelation

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 league cited his disclosure of confidential information to sports bettors and his self-sabotage for financial gain. Elizabeth Keogh, New York Daily News, 16 July 2024 Although the American Bar Association advises that possible connections involving judges' relatives should be disclosed to parties involved to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest, the decision over whether to make that disclosure is usually made by judges themselves. Jared Kofsky, ABC News, 16 July 2024 While the disclosure covers all ticket sales booked for the current season through June—some of that money is for games yet to be played—the club is seeing greater average attendance over 2023 so far. Brendan Coffey, Sportico.com, 15 July 2024 Health care investing Vance’s financial disclosures as a senator provide a window into his health care investments. Rachel Cohrs Zhang and Sarah Owermohle, STAT, 15 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for disclosure 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1525, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disclosure was circa 1525

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“Disclosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclosure. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

disclosure

noun
dis·​clo·​sure dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio)
1
: the act or an instance of disclosing : exposure
full disclosure of the facts
2
: something that is disclosed : revelation

Legal Definition

disclosure

noun
dis·​clo·​sure dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio)
: 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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