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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Recent Examples on the Web White House staff required all members of the Walter Reed medical team who handled his care in November to sign nondisclosure agreements, according to two people familiar with the request. Author: Toluse Olorunnipa, Michael Kranish, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden and Trump have questioned the other’s physical and mental fitness. Here’s what we know about their health.," 25 Oct. 2020 Werner declined to comment on the nondisclosure agreement for this story. Shawn Boburg, Star Tribune, "Trump campaign flouted agreement to follow health guidelines at Duluth rally, documents show," 24 Oct. 2020 In exchange for a payment, workers aren’t allowed to speak negatively about the company, discuss terms or in some cases even refer to the existence of a nondisclosure agreement, or NDA. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "Racial-Discrimination Settlements Usually Came With an NDA. That’s Changing.," 20 Oct. 2020 The author is also being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly breaking a nondisclosure agreement in publishing the book. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump says secret recordings were 'out of context,' calls tell-all book about her 'idle gossip'," 16 Oct. 2020 Some people who are particularly worried about their privacy may ask health care providers to sign a nondisclosure agreement that gives them additional claims and the right to sue directly if there is a breach. Margaret Riley, The Conversation, "What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump’s test results and yours," 15 Oct. 2020 Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly breaking a nondisclosure agreement in publishing the book, which hit shelves in early September. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "Justice Department sues Stephanie Winston Wolkoff over Melania Trump tell-all book," 14 Oct. 2020 Moderators are required to sign draconian nondisclosure agreements that forbid them to discuss their work in even the most rudimentary terms. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself," 12 Oct. 2020 Trump has sought to use nondisclosure agreements throughout his business and political career to fend off public disclosures, a practice that has drawn legal challenges. Anchorage Daily News, "Walter Reed hospital staffers were required to sign nondisclosure agreements during Trump’s mysterious 2019 visit," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of nondisclosure

1897, in the meaning defined above

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29 Oct 2020

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“Nondisclosure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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

Legal Definition of nondisclosure

: failure to disclose

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