Legal Definition and Related Resources of Concealment
Meaning of Concealment
The intentional withholding of information material to risk which assured in honesty and good faith ought to communicate to insurer. Merchants Indem. Corp. of N. Y. v Eggleston, 172 A.2d 206, 68 N.J. Super. 235.
Concealment Alternative Definition
The Improper suppression of any fact or circumstance by one of the parties to a contract from the other, which in justice ought to be known. The omission by an applicant for insurance preliminarily to state facts known to him, or which he is bound to know, material to the risk proposed to be insured against, or omission to state truly the facts expressly inquired about by the underwriters to whom application for insurance is made, whether the same are or are not material to the risk. See 12 Cush. (Mass.) 416.
Synonyms of Concealment
- suppression of the truth
- Associated Concepts: concealment of assets
- concealment of information
- concealment of material fact
- concealment voiding an insurance policy
- concealment with intent to defraud creditors
- evasive contemptforeign phrases: Aliud est celare
- aliud tacere
- To conceal is one thing; to be silent is another
- Suppressio veri
- The suppression of truth is equivalent to the suggestion of what is false
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Concealment in Law Enforcement
Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of concealment.
This term is a noun.
Etimology of Concealment
early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French concelement “concealment, secrecy,” from conceler “to hide” (see conceal). Originally a term in law; general sense is from c. 1600.
- Law Enforcement Officer
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- concealment in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (Oxford University Press)
- concealment in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
- A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis
English Legal System: Concealment
In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Concealment :