disclosure

noun
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 Investors have been suing boards that lack Black directors as well as calling for additional disclosure of the racial breakdown of the boardroom. Jeff Green, Bloomberg.com, "Zillow, United and Others Commit to Add Black Directors," 9 Sep. 2020 Full-disclosure: Yadi is a fan of Arnold Palmer tea and says this is a milder version with a bright lemon tinge. cleveland, "Ranking 95 lemonades from local grocery stores for National Lemonade Day," 20 Aug. 2020 The bills’ overlapping attention to disclosure, recruitment, and training is a good place to start, as is the Republican bill’s special focus on black men and boys. James R. Copland, National Review, "In Policing, Race Matters," 20 Aug. 2020 When the investigations conclude, the office writes, the requested records would be subject to disclosure, barring another applicable exemption. Darcy Costello, USA TODAY, "Breonna Taylor autopsy, police radio files shouldn't be released yet, Kentucky AG says," 31 July 2020 When the investigations conclude, the office writes, the requested records would be subject to disclosure, barring another applicable exemption. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky attorney general: Breonna Taylor autopsy, police radio files shouldn't be released yet," 31 July 2020 Late last month my wife gave birth to (disclosure: personal bias) the most amazing human being to ever grace this earth, Davis James Silverii. Ian Silverii, The Denver Post, "Silverii: Take it from this new dad, everyone needs paid family leave," 23 Feb. 2020 And kudos to PwC U.S. for its unusual disclosure of diversity statistics to its employees and the public. Alan Murray, Fortune, "The future of working will be at home—and at the office," 28 Aug. 2020 The decision allows for further litigation to take shape in the appeals court, where the president's attorneys asked judges to block a lower court's ruling requiring the disclosure of his tax returns. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Another Black man shot by police," 24 Aug. 2020

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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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15 Sep 2020

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“Disclosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclosure. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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disclosure

noun
How to pronounce disclosure (audio)

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

disclosure

noun
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.

disclosure

noun
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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