Disclosure

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Meaning of Disclosure

The act of making known, of revealing. Revelation. That which is disclosed or revealed. The term has acquired special meaning in statutes designed to protect consumers such as truth in Lending Act under which the term is one of art referring to the manner in which certain information deemed basic to an intelligent assessment of a credit transaction is to be conveyed to the consumer. See Doggett v Ritter finance Co. of Louisiana, (D.C. Va.)384 F. Supp. 150.

Legal Definition of Disclosure

The process of providing full and frank financial details about a person's capital, income, assets and liabilities. This is either done voluntarily, or pursuant to a court order.

Adoption Legal Definition of Disclosure

The release or transmittal of previously hidden or unknown information.

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Synonyms of Disclosure

(Act of disclosing), noun

  • noun admission
  • advisement
  • announcement
  • apprisal
  • assertion
  • communication
  • concession
  • confession
  • declaration
  • disclosing
  • dissemination
  • divulgation
  • divulgement
  • divulgence
  • enlightenment
  • enumeration
  • exposition
  • exposure
  • informing
  • making aware
  • making public
  • mention
  • notification
  • patefactio
  • presentation to view
  • proclamation
  • production
  • profession
  • publication
  • recital
  • recitation
  • relation
  • representation
  • revealing
  • revealment
  • showing
  • telling
  • uncovering
  • uncovery
  • unfolding
  • unfoldment
  • unmasking
  • unveiling
  • uttering
  • Associated Concepts: disclosure device
  • disclosure of assets
  • disclosure of interest
  • duty of disclosure
  • false disclosure
  • nondisclosure
  • right to disclosure
  • voluntary disclosureforeign phrases: Suppressio veri
  • suggestio falsi
  • The supression of truth is equivalent to the suggestion of what is false

(Something disclosed), noun

  • acknowledgement
  • admission
  • affirmation
  • announcement
  • answer
  • assertion
  • averment
  • avowal
  • communication
  • concession
  • confession
  • confirmation
  • declaration
  • deposition
  • discovery
  • divulgence
  • enunciation
  • explanation
  • exposé
  • exposition
  • expression
  • indicium
  • information
  • inside information
  • knowledge
  • manifestation
  • message
  • news
  • notice
  • notification
  • presentation
  • proclamation
  • profession
  • publication
  • recital
  • remark
  • report
  • revealment
  • revelation
  • statement
  • testimony
  • utterance
  • word

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Disclosure in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Translate Disclosure from English to Spanish

Translation of Disclosure , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Divulgación and other legal terms is available here.

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Disclosure in the law of the United States

Disclosure: Related U.S. Resources

See Also

Courtroom Work Group ( U.S.) Discovery (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia).

Disclosure in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of disclosure.

Resources

See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Disclosure of unused material in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of disclosure of unused material.

Resources

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Disclosure

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Disclosure :

1. (in contract law)

See nondisclosure; uberrimae fidei.

2. (in company law) a. A method of protecting investors that relies on the company disclosing and publishing information, which is then evaluated by the investors, their advisers, and the press.

See also stock exchange. b. A method of regulating the conduct of directors and promoters by requiring them, on *fiduciary principles or by statutory provisions, to disclose to the company any relevant information, e.g. an interest in a contract with the company.



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