Concealment
Concealment Con*ceal"ment, n. [OF. concelement.] 1. The act of concealing; the state of being concealed. [1913 Webster]

But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Some dear cause Will in concealment wrap me up awhile. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation. [1913 Webster]

The cleft tree Offers its kind concealment to a few. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

3. A secret; out of the way knowledge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Well read in strange concealments. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


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