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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
References in periodicals archive ?
As an example, it not only allows users to search expunged records, but they may also identify expunged files due to non-use or a court order.
PCS 2000 officials said they would immediately seek to recover this penalty in a legal action against Easton through his Romulus Telecommunications, the entity which served as bidding agent for PCS 2000 and which was operated by Easton and other interests that have been expunged from PCS 2000.
Gorman later acknowledged to investigators that the conviction had not been expunged.
Sabina Gonzales, the boy's mother, had appealed to the Los Angeles Unified School District to have the one-day suspension expunged from her son's permanent school record, arguing it could jeopardize the 7-year-old's chances for enrollment in an academic honors program or future college scholarships.
Of the three employees who will be allowed to return to work at the county-run El Monte facility that houses abused children from throughout the county, two have expunged misdemeanor records and the third has a misdemeanor conviction for drunk driving.
All of these qualities would be expunged by the draconian censorship Code, which was evidently as concerned with controlling female expression as it was about making movies moral.
But for one night Tuesday, they instead replayed snippets of nearly every glitch in their game, the kind of kinks they had long since expunged.
A friend of mine, in fact the actor who plays Jacob Marley (Bernard Lloyd), said, `Patrick, you'll go on playing `Christmas Carol' until you've expunged the Scrooge in your own soul.
De'Andre Scott rushed for 181 yards in 17 carries and scored five touchdowns, including a weaving 98-yard kick return that expunged what was left of Chatsworth's momentum.
It's not as though Rambis has expunged Rice from the team's diet.
When a criminal record is expunged, or erased, there will be no evidence that the crime ever occurred, which could help an exoneree make an easier transition back to society.
He is entered for the Coral Cup and the Pertemps Final and the temptation is to say he is in effect expunged from both.