From Old French concelement (“concealment, secrecy").
concealment - Legal Definition
- The act of hindering or preventing the discovery, knowledge, or sight of something.
- The hiding or placement of an object out of notice or sight.
The concealment by deeds or speech of something that one has a duty to reveal.fraudulent concealment
The failure to inform another of a material fact that one has a duty to reveal, with the intention that the other party rely upon the omission to his or her detriment.passive concealment
The concealment of something by maintaining silence when one has a duty to speak.