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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At each step, confidentiality and nondisclosure are paramount, as is a no-retaliation policy. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Ten members have even set up their own subgroup, taking it to the next level by opening up detailed financial information to each other (under a strict nondisclosure policy). Outside Online, 10 Jan. 2018 Harvard Business School professor Leslie John and her colleagues designed the study to find out whether nondisclosure has costs. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 13 Jan. 2016 The agreement included a nondisclosure clause and Vaidya agreed not to sue the university, the board of regents or other university representatives. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 28 Nov. 2022 Yates' report noted that Racing did not provide investigators with details about Holly's employment, citing mutual nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses. Anne M. Peterson, Chron, 3 Oct. 2022 The Broadway League also announced a move away from nondisclosure stipulations in its contracts, except for subjects like intellectual property and finances. Vulture, 18 May 2022 Josh reminds me that nondisclosure can be healthy, even necessary, and that some things can only be shared in prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Noël Lipana, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Aug. 2021 Now the terms of the settlement agreement in the probate case include strict confidentiality and nondisclosure terms that will bar Pattis and Smith from directly or indirectly disclosing anything at all about the case or their involvement. Zach Murdock,, 14 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondisclosure was in 1897

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“Nondisclosure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Legal Definition


: failure to disclose
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