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concealment

[kuh n-seel-muh nt] /kənˈsil mənt/
noun
1.
the act of concealing.
2.
the state of being concealed.
3.
a means or place of hiding.
Origin of concealment
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment
Related forms
nonconcealment, noun
preconcealment, noun
reconcealment, noun
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  • Escape by concealment for any considerable length of time was scarcely possible.

    Capturing a Locomotive William Pittenger
  • There is not on earth a being stronger than a woman in the concealment of her love.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • I hope, Doctor Dollar, it is not to be a function of the new faculty to collaborate in the concealment of crime and criminals?

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • We are made for confidence, not for such solitude and concealment.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • But even with their greetings came the explanation, to fill the newcomer with a horror too sudden for concealment.

    The Shadow of the Rope E. W. Hornung
  • "There does not seem to be any good reason for this concealment," added the justice.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
Word Origin and History for 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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