I noun camouflage, confinement, cover, deceitfulness, disappearance, disguise, disguisement, duplicity, evasion, furtiveness, hiding, incognito, inconspicuousness, invisibility, nonappearance, obfuscation, obscurity, obsuration, privacy, seclusion, secrecy, secretion, secretiveness, silence, stealthiness, subterfuge, suppression, 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 contempt foreign phrases:
- Aliud est celare, aliud tacere. — To conceal is one thing, to be silent is another
- Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi. — The suppression of truth is equivalent to the suggestion of what is false
II index artifice, color (deceptive appearance), confidence (relation of trust), disguise, evasion, mystery, nonappearance, obscuration, privacy, subterfuge, veil

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Intentionally withholding information.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Failure to reveal information that one knows should be disclosed in good faith. Such concealment can be a cause for rescission (cancellation) of a contract by the misled party or a civil lawsuit for fraud.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 The act of hindering or preventing the discovery, knowledge, or sight of something.
2 The hiding or placement of an object out of notice or sight.
@ active concealment
The concealment by deeds or speech of something that one has a duty to reveal.
@ fraudulent concealment
The failure to inform another of a material fact that one has a duty to reveal, with the intention that the other party rely upon the omission to his or her detriment.
=>> concealment.
@ passive concealment
The concealment of something by maintaining silence when one has a duty to speak.
=>> concealment.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   fraudulent failure to reveal information which someone knows and is aware that in good faith he/she should communicate to another. Examples include failure to disclose defects in goods sold (the horse has been sick, the car has been in an accident), leaving out significant liabilities in a credit application, or omitting assets from a bankruptcy schedule to keep them from being available for distribution to creditors. Such concealment at minimum can be a cause for rescission (cancellation) of a contract by the misled party or basis for a civil lawsuit for fraud.
   See also: fraud

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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  • Concealment — (also called abscondence or hiding) is obscuring something from view or rendering it inconspicuous, the opposite of exposure. A military term is CCD: camouflage, concealment and deception (looks the same as the surroundings, cannot be seen, looks …   Wikipedia

  • Concealment — Con*ceal ment, n. [OF. concelement.] 1. The act of concealing; the state of being concealed. [1913 Webster] But let concealment, like a worm i the bud, Feed on her damask cheek. Shak. [1913 Webster] Some dear cause Will in concealment wrap me up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concealment — con‧ceal‧ment [kənˈsiːlmənt] noun [uncountable] 1. LAW the crime of not telling a court about something affecting a legal case, for example when a bankrupt person does not tell a court officer about any money or property they own: • It is a… …   Financial and business terms

  • concealment — early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo French), from O.Fr. concelement concealment, secrecy, from conceler to hide (see CONCEAL (Cf. conceal)). Originally a term in law; general sense is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • concealment — [n] hiding, secrecy beard, blind, camouflage, cover, covering, cover up, curtain, disguise, dissimulation, fig leaf*, front, hideaway, hide out, laundromat, mask, obliteration, obscuration, occultation, privacy, red herring*, secretion, smoke… …   New thesaurus

  • Concealment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Concealment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 concealment concealment Sgm: N 1 hiding hiding &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 occultation occultation mystification GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 seal of secrecy seal of secrecy …   English dictionary for students

  • concealment — [[t]kənsi͟ːlmənt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Concealment is the state of being hidden or the act of hiding something. The criminals vainly sought concealment from the searchlight. ...the concealment of weapons. 2) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The concealment of… …   English dictionary

  • concealment — To conceal. A withholding of something which one knows and which one, in duty, is bound to reveal (e.g. assets in bankruptcy or divorce proceeding; health condition in insurance application). A concealment in law of insurance implies an intention …   Black's law dictionary

  • Concealment — As it relates to insurance, the act of purposefully not reporting information that would affect the issuance or rate of an insurance contract. If the information cannot be known to the insurer and is known to be material by the insured,… …   Investment dictionary

  • concealment — noun 1) the concealment of his weapon Syn: hiding, secretion 2) the deliberate concealment of facts Syn: suppression, hiding, cover up, hushing up; whitewash …   Thesaurus of popular words

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