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

Definition of nondisclosure

: failure or refusal to make something known : lack of disclosure nondisclosure of a known problem with the property often used before another noun … declined to name the victim companies, citing nondisclosure agreements it signed …— John Markoff

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Adding to the concern was the fact that, unlike most other officials, Westerhout was not thought to have signed a nondisclosure agreement, a document that Trump has frequently used in effort to tamp down on leaks. Katie Rogers,, "Trump’s personal assistant shared intimate details of first family," 30 Aug. 2019 Darling and Nygren signed a contract with Andrew Phillips of the Milwaukee law firm Von Briesen that says the nondisclosure agreement binds the committee and its members, even though Phillips is the only person who signed it. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GOP lawmakers hire lawyer to sign secrecy pledge to end standoff with attorney general," 29 Aug. 2019 Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, after signing the nondisclosure in 2016. Lizzy Acker,, "There are more 'Hamilton' tickets for sale at face value in Portland," 8 Mar. 2018 Milwaukee police have confirmed the boy was shot right before noon and have placed the Medical Examiner's Office under a nondisclosure hold on releasing information about the 5-year-old. Keith Schubert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Police pursuing charges in shooting death of a 5-year-old Milwaukee boy," 19 June 2019 Zelda Perkins, who worked in the London office of Miramax, signed a strict nondisclosure agreement upon leaving the company in 1998. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, "Despite #MeToo Glare, Efforts to Ban Secret Settlements Stop Short," 14 June 2019 Thanks to the aforementioned nondisclosure agreement, elected officials in the city council and state legislature had no idea what Cuomo or de Blasio offered Amazon until after the deal was announced. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "New Yorkers condemn Bezos at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Queens," 15 Nov. 2018 Third is Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’s new lawyer, who is trying to get Daniels’s nondisclosure agreement struck down. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Shera Bechard just sued Trump donor Elliott Broidy over a scuttled hush money deal," 6 July 2018 Legal arguments Tuesday focused on whether the feasibility study is a public record and, if so, does the nondisclosure agreement trump state law? Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Goldwater Institute takes Phoenix to court over Phoenix Suns arena records," 12 June 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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non·​dis·​clo·​sure | \ ˌnän-dis-ˈklō-zhər\

Legal Definition of nondisclosure

: failure to disclose

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