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concealment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concealment  \Con*ceal"ment\,  n.  [OF.  concelement.] 
  1.  The  act  of  concealing;  the  state  of  being  concealed. 
 
  But  let  concealment,  like  a  worm  i'  the  bud,  Feed  on 
  her  damask  cheek.  --Shak. 
 
  Some  dear  cause  Will  in  concealment  wrap  me  up 
  awhile.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  place  of  hiding;  a  secret  place  a  retreat  frem 
  observation. 
 
  The  cleft  tree  Offers  its  kind  concealment  to  a  few 
  --Thomson. 
 
  3.  A  secret;  out  of  the  way  knowledge.  [Obs.] 
 
  Well  read  in  strange  concealments.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Law)  Suppression  of  such  facts  and  circumstances  as  in 
  justice  ought  to  be  made  known  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concealment 
  n  1:  the  condition  of  being  concealed  or  hidden  [syn:  {privacy}, 
  {privateness},  {secrecy}] 
  2:  a  covering  that  serves  to  conceal  or  shelter  something 
  "they  crouched  behind  the  screen";  "under  cover  of 
  darkness"  [syn:  {screen},  {cover},  {covert}] 
  3:  the  activity  of  keeping  something  secret  [syn:  {concealing}, 
  {hiding},  {secreting}] 




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