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

Examples of nondisclosure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hughes also signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2014 that prevented him from telling anyone at City Hall about his deal with Cisterra, the Voice of San Diego reported last month. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2021 In papers made available by Manigault Newman's lawyer, John Phillips, the arbitrator, Andrew Brown, said the definition of the type of comment protected by the nondisclosure agreement was so vague that it had been rendered meaningless. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 29 Sep. 2021 The person also asked not to be named because of a nondisclosure agreement. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 22 Sep. 2021 Instead, Loggans struck a one-and-a-half-million-dollar settlement with Kelly’s attorneys in exchange for a nondisclosure agreement. Jim Derogatis, The New Yorker, 14 Sep. 2021 But a nondisclosure agreement restricts public discussion about the case. USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2021 The board members were required to sign a nondisclosure agreement, according to those who participated. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 Most wedding vendors will agree to an N.D.A., or nondisclosure agreement. New York Times, 23 Aug. 2021 In 2009, days after the dramatic revelation of her affair with the golfer Tiger Woods, then married, Ms. Uchitel signed a nondisclosure agreement more than 30 pages long, prohibiting her from talking about Mr. Woods with anyone. New York Times, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of nondisclosure

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondisclosure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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

Legal Definition of nondisclosure

: failure to disclose


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