nondisclosure agreement

[ non-dis-kloh-zher uh-gree-muh nt, non-dis-kloh-zher ]
/ ˈnɒn dɪsˈkloʊ ʒər əˌgri mənt, ˌnɒn dɪsˈkloʊ ʒər /


a legal contract in which one or more parties agree to keep information, as a trade secret, confidential and protected for a specific amount of time. Abbreviation: NDA

Origin of nondisclosure agreement

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called con·fi·den·ti·al·i·ty a·gree·ment [kon-fi-den-shee-al-i-tee uh-gree-muh nt] /ˌkɒn fɪˌdɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti əˌgri mənt/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019