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Expunge

To destroy; blot out; obliterate; erase; efface designedly; strike out wholly. The act of physically destroying information—including criminal records—in files, computers, or other depositories.

expunge

verb abrade, annul, black out, blot out, cannel, cause to disappear, censor, cross off, cross out, delere, delete, destroy, dispose of, do away with, edit out, efface, eradicate, erase, excise, extinguish, extirpate, inducere, leave no trace, nullify, obliterate, oblitterare, put an end to, quash, quell, raze, remove, remove all sign of, remove all trace of, render illegible, rub out, scratch out, strike out, take out, wipe away, wipe off, wipe out
Associated concepts: expunge the record
See also: annul, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, delete, destroy, edit, efface, eliminate, eradicate, excise, expurgate, extinguish, obliterate, redact, remove, revoke
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As of 9/1/15, WipeRecord started helping those with a checkered background to expunge criminal records in Ohio.
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The attitude of PkMAP MPAs, especially Nasrullah Zeeray also made Eng Zamarak angry and hot words were used from both sides, however, the Speaker asked the Secretary Assembly to expunge all unparliamentarily words.
Federal courts have the power to expunge federal criminal offenses.
Our demand is that as soon as the Speaker is ready to expunge these words, only then will we call off this boycott.
An FA spokesman said: "An FA Appeal Board has dismissed an appeal by Fleetwood Town FC against a decision of the Football Conference Limited to expunge the full playing record of Farsley Celtic FC in Conference Division North for the current 2009-10 season.
CDATA[ By a vote of 51 to 9, Knesset passes law that would expunge records of about 400 citizens.
1987: The publishers of Enid Blyton's Noddy books bowed to pressure groups and agreed to expunge all "racism" from them.
And Langley's is a religion seeking to expunge other religions.