Definition of Concealment

1. Noun. The condition of being concealed or hidden.

Exact synonyms: Privacy, Privateness, Secrecy
Generic synonyms: Isolation
Specialized synonyms: Covertness, Hiddenness, Bosom, Confidentiality, Hiding
Derivative terms: Conceal, Private, Private

2. Noun. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something. "The simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
Exact synonyms: Cover, Covert, Screen
Specialized synonyms: Blind, Camouflage, Shoji, Stalking-horse
Generic synonyms: Covering
Derivative terms: Cover, Cover, Cover

3. Noun. The activity of keeping something secret.

Definition of Concealment

1. n. The act of concealing; the state of being concealed.

Definition of Concealment

1. Noun. The practice of keeping secrets ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being hidden or concealed ¹

3. Noun. (military) protection from observation or surveillance ¹

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Definition of Concealment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Concealment

concavoconvex lens
concealed conduction
concealed haemorrhage
concealed hernia
concealment (current term)

Literary usage of Concealment

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1. Commentaries on the Law of Bailments: With Illustrations from the Civil and by Joseph Story (1846)
"The effect of concealment or fraud. It is the duty of every person sending goods by a carrier to make use of no fraud or artifice to deceive him, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Insurance: In Four Books; I. Of Marine Insurances by Samuel Marshall (1802)
"... fhip was ready to fail on the 24th of December, when, in fact, fhe had failed on the 23d.— Lord Mansfield ruled that this was a material concealment and ..."

3. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert (1914)
"concealment of property.— The somewhat elastic meaning of " conceal " should be borne in mind.44 Likewise, the necessity of charging and proving that the ..."

4. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
"concealment being possible only if the person is " a bankrupt," strictly, a concealment accomplished before the bankruptcy is not within the penalty of the ..."

5. The Law of Contracts: In a Course of Lectures Delivered at the Law Institute by John William Smith, Jelinger Cookson Symons (1847)
"The mere concealment or non-communication of material facts has been held to ... Richardson, 1 Wtn. B. 465. per YATES J., who says, " The concealment of ..."

6. Laws of Business for All the States and Territories of the Union and the by Theophilus Parsons (1909)
"REPRESENTATION AND concealment. IF there be an affirmation or denial of any fact, ... concealment is the suppression of a fact not known to the other party, ..."

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