Definition of disclosure in English:

disclosure

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action of making new or secret information known.

    ‘a judge ordered the disclosure of the government documents’
    • ‘Perhaps in ordinary parlance this is disclosure of confidential information in the interests of the bank.’
    • ‘Only exceptionally is it appropriate for the Court to exercise its power to order disclosure.’
    • ‘If they are not so justified, then the judge will need to adopt a robust approach in declining to order disclosure.’
    • ‘It is difficult to see how any third party could now be adversely affected by disclosure of any of the information sought.’
    • ‘The section provided for criminal sanctions against authorised disclosure.’
    • ‘A more robust system, requiring full disclosure of information, is urgently required.’
    • ‘Thus, it might be asked why disclosure of information is not separately mentioned in the above typology.’
    • ‘If he is so satisfied, he still is left with the task of deciding whether as a matter of discretion he should order disclosure.’
    • ‘It can result in a trial being impossible because it would involve the disclosure of further secret information.’
    • ‘Indeed, it may order disclosure of evidence necessary for disposing fairly of the application.’
    • ‘There is urgency in the plaintiff gaining full disclosure of all relevant documents.’
    • ‘When that application was made, again I did not order disclosure of any material.’
    • ‘There was no question at any time of going to a court for an order for disclosure.’
    • ‘And even if disclosure was ordered by the judge, the minister should have a right of appeal.’
    • ‘There can, however, be no question of cross-examining or seeking disclosure from the judge.’
    • ‘The dilemma of whether or not to release information illustrates that disclosure is an area of fine judgments.’
    • ‘So, disclosure by the prosecutors may flush out some pleas of guilty and shorten one side of the case.’
    • ‘Much fuller disclosure of information is required when the final assessment of costs takes place.’
    • ‘One of the things that is starting to become more significant is disclosure of information.’
    • ‘The order for disclosure prescribed a period of 42 days for providing the documents.’
    revelation, surprising fact, divulgence, declaration, announcement, news, report
    publishing, broadcasting
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    1. 1.1[count noun]A fact, especially a secret, that is made known.
      ‘the government's disclosures about missile programmes’
      • ‘As yet there is no word on the disclosures from Downing Street.’
      • ‘If you have enjoyed these disclosures, perhaps you would care to submit your questions to me, and I will make this a regular feature.’
      • ‘I sense that we are in for a few more nasty disclosures before we're through.’
      • ‘The timing of disclosures has also been most unfortunate.’
      • ‘He reads press accounts and public disclosures about his competitor, but that's of limited use.’
      • ‘Of course there have been interesting disclosures about the man and his presidency.’
      • ‘These disclosures caused the government considerable embarrassment.’
      • ‘Their holidays were shattered daily with embarrassing, and potentially fatal, headlines and disclosures.’
      • ‘At the time of the original disclosures last year, press reports stated that many of his subjects were indigent black women.’
      • ‘It would have also explicitly prohibited the penalisation of employees found to have made disclosures in such circumstances.’
      • ‘I have honestly lost count of the number of people who stopped me to talk about the disclosures.’
      • ‘These disclosures allowed account holders to cap the level of penalties and interest relating to their unpaid tax.’
      • ‘Very often therefore truthful disclosures are bound to sound like defamation rather than objective exposure.’
      • ‘If there is vagueness in his disclosures about how he will approach management, there is no mistaking the belief that underpins them.’
      • ‘The author admits that he has instead pieced together a set of disclosures that have already appeared in print over the last year or so.’
      • ‘Of course, anybody else could read the technical disclosures and innovate based on them, too.’
      • ‘Nowadays, major disclosures of the soon-to-be recipients of knighthoods and peerages are commonplace.’
      • ‘The disclosures, made in a series of e-mails, appear to be a breach of the code of conduct for ministers.’
      • ‘Nothing underlines this issue like the recent disclosures of public figures who lie about their age.’
      • ‘Far from counting against the honours system, the latest rash of disclosures should be used to improve and reinforce it.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from disclose, on the pattern of closure.

Pronunciation:

disclosure

/dɪsˈkləʊʒə/