nondisclosure agreement

noun

Definition of nondisclosure agreement

: an agreement in which a person (such as an employee) agrees to keep information (such as a trade secret) confidential … declined to name the victim companies, citing nondisclosure agreements it signed …— John Markoff

called also confidentiality agreement, NDA

First Known Use of nondisclosure agreement

1959, in the meaning defined above

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