, conceals; concealed; concealing
1. To put or to keep something or someone out of sight, or to prevent the person or thing from being found. "The evidence was carefully concealed by the prosecutor."
2. To keep something secret, or to prevent it from being known.
3. To hide; to withdraw, or to remove from observation; to cover or to keep from sight.
4. To prevent or to avoid disclosing or divulging something.
conceal evidence; cover-up
An attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal or to hide evidence of wrong-doing, some error, incompetence, or any other embarrassing information.
Anything that can be hidden, withdrawn or removed from observation, covered up, or kept out of sight.
1. That which may be concealed, hidden, or kept close.
2. Capable of being hidden, withdrawn, or removeed from observation.
3. Able to cover or to keep from sight.
4. The ability to keep from being seen, found, observed, or discovered.
That which was kept from being seen, found, observed, or discovered.
A weapon; especially, a handgun, that is kept hidden on one's person, or under one's control; for example, in a glove compartment or under a car seat.
Carrying a concealed weapon is a crime in most U.S. states unless the party with the weapon is a law enforcement officer or has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
1. Someone who ne who hides; such as, the concealer of a crime.
2. Flesh-colored makeup that can be applied to the skin to hide blemishes.
3. Anything that holds back and kept from being perceived by others.
4. Anyone or anything that prevents something from being seen or discovered.
1. The action of keeping something secret.
2. Covering or hiding someone or something.
concealment (s) (noun)
, concealments (pl)
1. The action of keeping something secret; such as, the fraudulent failure to reveal information which someone knows and is aware that in good faith he or she should tell another person or authority: Such concealment can at least cause for a cancellation of a contract by the misled person or be the basis for a civil lawsuit for fraud.
2. A covering that serves to hide or to shelter something.
3. A condition of being hidden.
4. Keeping out of sight and from being seen, found, observed, or discovered.
5. Etymology: from Latin concelare; from con-, "completely" + celare, "to hide".
fraudulent concealment, suppression of evidence
1. The deliberate hiding, non-disclosure, or suppression of essential facts or circumstances that someone is legally or morally required to reveal; especially, with the intention to deceive or to defraud a person in a contractual arrangement.
2. Concealment, destruction or withholding of, or refusal to give, material evidence which a person has or knows and is legally or morally boung to reveal.
It is normally considered an '"obstruction of justice" which is a criminal offense.
3. A deliberate attempt to withhold information or to conceal an act to avoid a contractual responsibility.
Fraudulent concealment that is applied to health care providers comes up when a treating doctor conceals from an aggrieved patient that a previous treating doctor may have committed malpractice.
1. Not concealable or something which can not be hidden.
2. Anything which is not hidden or that is unable to be kept as a secret.
Not hidden or unable to be kept as a secret.
1. Not concealed or hidden.
2. Visible, out in the open, or obvious.
well-concealed, well concealed
When something is hidden or concealed in a skilful, satisfactory, or careful manner: "The money that he wanted to keep handy was well-concealed inside a compartment of a book on the shelf where many other books were visible."
A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "secret, hidden, confidential, concealed":