concealment

[ kuh n-seel-muh nt ]
/ kənˈsil mənt /

noun

the act of concealing.
the state of being concealed.
a means or place of hiding.

Origin of concealment

1275–1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment
Related formsnon·con·ceal·ment, nounpre·con·ceal·ment, nounre·con·ceal·ment, noun
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Word Origin and History for concealment

concealment


n.

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.

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