non·​pub·​lic | \ ˌnän-ˈpə-blik How to pronounce nonpublic (audio) \

Definition of nonpublic

: not public nonpublic areas nonpublic information grants for nonpublic schools

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Executives are forbidden from sharing nonpublic information at closed meetings, but investors focus on their body language and parse their words in the hopes of picking up a useful nugget or two. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, "Giant Investors Are Coming After One of Wall Street’s Cash Cows," 26 June 2019 Medical exemptions that have already been approved would have to be submitted to the state for possible review and inclusion in a nonpublic database by the end of 2020. Melody Gutierrez,, "Gov. Newsom criticized the new vaccine bill. Anti-vaccine activists are celebrating," 4 June 2019 Analysts questioned that claim, in part because of rules that limit some institutional investors’ ability to hold stock in nonpublic companies. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Remain a Public Company," 25 Aug. 2018 According to prosecutors, two months later, Mr. Sonoiki began providing Mr. Kendricks with information about nonpublic deals involving four companies Mr. Sonoiki had insider knowledge about because of his job. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Ex-Analyst in Insider-Trading Case Faced Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Harvard," 25 Sep. 2018 Hackers exploited a software vulnerability in the system’s test filing component, which resulted in access to nonpublic information, the agency said. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "After Hack, SEC Names Its First Chief Risk Officer," 28 Feb. 2019 But in the end, McGahn created a document that said aides would not divulge any confidential or nonpublic information to any person outside the building at any time, according to three people who signed it. Josh Dawsey, The Seattle Times, "‘Everyone signed one’: Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government," 14 Aug. 2018 All of these will happen along with autonomous vehicles that will begin in nonpublic roads, then going into highways, and then going into all the roads, and then going from L3 to L4. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018 Prosecutors say Bonthu used nonpublic information to determine that Equifax had been breached before any public announcement. Kate Brumback, The Seattle Times, "Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nonpublic

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonpublic was in 1865

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