dis·​clo·​sure dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio)
: the act or an instance of disclosing : exposure
: something disclosed : revelation

Example Sentences

We demand full disclosure of the facts. he offered full disclosure of the government files on the assassination
Recent Examples on the Web As a disclosure, my own company, Reorg, uses ML to power our suite of credit intelligence, data and analytics products which are used by financial and legal professionals at leading investment banks, law firms, hedge funds and corporations. Darby Green, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 With a disclosure filing deadline approaching as questions swirl around his use of campaign funds, embattled Rep. George Santos' campaign appears to be left without a treasurer. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 26 Jan. 2023 Knowingly filing a false disclosure is a first-degree misdemeanor, according to the form. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 25 Jan. 2023 Boebert's 2020 disclosure also shows assets far below $12 million. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2023 While Pence’s disclosure certainly takes the heat off Biden, this scandal is bad news for Biden’s brand name. Julian Zelizer, CNN, 25 Jan. 2023 Then Marielle vanGelder, a senior associate athletic director who handles compliance for the department, read through the latest deals that had been entered — voluntarily, because the university can’t require disclosure — into its database. Bruce Schoenfeld, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2023 Following an inquiry for this article, the site now provides an enlarged disclosure in bright blue font and no longer displays the Capitol. Jesselyn Cook, NBC News, 20 Jan. 2023 Magister’s disclosure came at a time when the Vatican was already buzzing about a book written by Benedict’s trusted personal secretary that highlighted several moments of tension between the ex-pope and current one. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1525, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disclosure was circa 1525

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“Disclosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclosure. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


dis·​clo·​sure dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio)
: the act or an instance of disclosing : exposure
full disclosure of the facts
: something that is disclosed : revelation

Legal Definition


dis·​clo·​sure dis-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce disclosure (audio)
: an act or instance of disclosing: as
: a lender's revelation of information to a consumer under the Truth in Lending Act that enables the consumer to make an intelligent decision about the loan
: the revelation to investors of financial information about a corporation or municipality and about the security it is offering for sale see also prospectus, registration statement

Note: Disclosure is required for a public offering.

: revelation by a corporate insider (as an officer) for approval of a business transaction that involves self-dealing
: a debtor in bankruptcy's revelation to creditors of a bankruptcy plan

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